A quick perusal of the news shows that the fury of nature can be unleashed in dramatic fashion. Huge earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador have caused extensive devastation. According to The Weather Channel flooding in Texas has generated more than 600 calls for help. I also read an article yesterday that said the seismic activity in Yellowstone Park is really "heating" up. What would happen if there was an eruption worse than Mt. St. Helens?
St. Francis may have tamed the animals, but a zookeeper in Florida found out that wild animals are just that--wild. Stacey Konwiser was doing what she loved, but the end result is truly heartbreaking. May she rest in peace.
Numerous people in Yellowstone Park were injured by bison last year. Trying to take a selfie with a bison is probably not a good idea. There is great beauty to be enjoyed in the landscapes, the bodies of water, and the animal kingdom. God has blessed us abundantly. However, respecting the power of God's creation is also a wise thing to do.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were thrown into a white-hot furnace. The fire did not harm them, and while in the furnace they sang with one voice, glorifying and blessing God. May we do likewise as we keep all the people suffering from natural disasters in our prayers. Please pray from Daniel chapter 3 verses 52 through 90.