by Moody Adams All the way from U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon's fiery speech in Washington, D.C. to the fishermen losing everything in the bayous of Louisiana, there is anger. That anger spreads around the world to both politicians and people who are not suffering from the oil spill. The reason is it shows man how frail he is.
The Bible points out the fraility man would rather deny: “Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust. As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth . For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more" (Psalms 113:13-16).
Mark 14:38, sums it up, “The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.” As we witness the devastation to our planet everyone’s spirit is ready to stop the oil flow, but all the strength of man is too weak to do it! Our anger grows out of our arrogance that the government, the oil company, the engineers, some one should be able to stop this destruction. But they can’t.
We are frail creatures, who won’t be here long, and while we are here there are many things we cannot stop: terrorists, AIDS, poverty, and now the oil spill.