A Prayer for God’s Mercy | Your Daily Devotion | May 13

“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened…” (Ephesians 1:18)

It feels like nature is not our friend right now. It is the unnatural crossing forbidden barriers. It is a dish eaten with consequences for all humanity. It is an enemy that oozed through a permeable wall.

It is in Genesis that the enmity between humanity and nature progressed from transgression to transgression.

In Genesis when Cain killed Abel, the earth cried out. The perfect world that once was harmless and holy…cried out to its creator: “The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to Me from the ground.” It is as if nature is compelled to tell the truth, even when mankind is not.

We were once ONE with nature. But now we are cursed enemies. Adam’s sin cost us the oneness with the earth. Cost us safety in the garden. Made the earth produce thorns, thistles, bacterias, viruses, poisons, enmity. And when Cain killed his brother, the curse deepened.

As harmful as nature seems right now, the only way out of this morass of death and disease and destruction is if God opens the secrets of creation to the minds of scientists. For a cure.

For a vaccine. For a treatment.

We broke nature with our sin.

Nature is the thing that will fix us.

God is the only one who can unlock the secrets.

Dear God, Open wide your doors of mercy. Open our scientists’ eyes so they can see. In Jesus’ name, amen.

[Excerpted from: Stop Blaming God for Coronavirus]

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