Amos 5:8(New International Version)
8 He who made the Pleiades and Orion,
who turns midnight into dawn
and darkens day into night,
who calls for the waters of the sea
and pours them out over the face of the land—
the LORD is his name.
Amos 5:8(New Living Translation)
8 It is the Lord who created the stars,
the Pleiades and Orion.
He turns darkness into morning
and day into night.
He draws up water from the oceans
and pours it down as rain on the land.
The Lord is his name!
One of my pet pieves is when I hear people on television, whether it is on a news program or the Weather Channel, always attribute anything having to with the natural world as being caused by Mother Nature. Wikepedia would tell you that "Mother Nature (sometimes known as Mother Earth) is a common personification of nature that focuses on the life-giving and nurturing aspects of nature by embodying it in the form of the mother". Basically meaning that this was an extension of the pagan worship of godesses of fertility and nature in man's ancient history. She's has not only been responsible for the weather, but in the 1970's she even pitched margarine(No wonder they found it to be worse than the real thing for your health!).
Why is it that no one can say what is the truth, that all that is happening is because of God the Creator? Have we become such a politically correct society that we can't even give God credit where credit is due, and we would rather suggest that some mythical character is responsible? I say it is time we stood up for God; it's time we recognized that everything is in His hands. Yes, even the weather, bad or good; He is utlimately responsible. And if you have been in a severe thunderstorm or tornando, it is NOT Mother Nature that your praying to!
In the year 750 B.C.(2761 years ago, and before modern science), the prophet Amos was speaking in a future vision about the Jewish people. Through Amos, God tells the people that he is going to judge Israel for its sins, and it will be a foreign nation that will enact his judgment. He spoke no more than a day, but in his statement he made a profound statement from God, where God speaks of His control of nature. When we read the verse above, it is easy to see that God takes credit for creating the two constellations mentioned, the full moon, the solar eclipse and rain storms.
Yes God controls everthing, even the weather; so the next time you see your weatherman, please ask him to say the next time he is on television that God gave us this beautiful day, and we should be thanking Him for it!