I confirm my covenant with you: Never again will all living things be wiped out by the waters of a flood; never again will a flood destroy the earth.”
[Gen 9:11 NET]
Science now explains so many things, which devout people in the past loved to look upon as the very acts of God, that some have begun to wonder whether after all our Father really has anything to do with nature. But what is nature? It is God’s handiwork. The powers that work so mightily in earth and air–God put there. Can these powers be greater than he who lodged them in his works? We need never fear that any scientific discovery shall show us a universe without a God. We know, too, that the God who controls all the forces and energies of nature, holding all in his hands–is our Father!
During a great flood, when houses, barns, outbuildings, and fences were swept away in the wild current, some men in a skiff saw a baby’s cradle borne along in the stream. Rowing to it, they found in it, sleeping as quietly and sweetly as it had ever slept in its mother’s bosom, a little baby. So, in the wildest floods of earth, God cares for his little ones. He is Lord of all the forces of nature. Not a drop of water, even in angriest billows, ever breaks away from the control of God! Natural law! Yes–but natural law is only the leash of divine control which is held firmly in the hand of God. No wild tempest ever sweeps beyond the “Hitherto” of our Father!