Archive for October 6th, 2010

Some Knowledge of Space, But None on Saving Whales

posted by Jael Ever @ 16:56 PM
October 6, 2010

Two children recently stood and watched with tears in their eyes as more and more of the 80 beached pilot whales on New Zealand’s shore died.   It was touching to read about so many of New Zealand’s citizens coming from near and far to volunteer in efforts to save the whales.  And such heroism came just after that nation had suffered such devastating earthquakes.

 But modern man is still ill-equipped to deal with animal tragedy.  Whales are very social creatures, so in this tragic episode more and more tried to swim close to shore to help those injured by rocks.  When encouraging their fellow pilots to return to sea, the whale rescuers just got hurt themselves.  Many of New Zealand’s volunteers stayed overnight trying to protect the massive animals from strong swells and high winds.  Finally, government workers loaded those animals that could be moved onto trucks so that they could be put out to sea in safer rock-free shores.  But it was far too late for some 60 of the animals that died in tragic sorrow.

 It is amazing that mankind presumes to fly into space, but has put no thought into ways to save earth’s animals for which people have been given divine oversight.  Technology and industrial development could long ago have removed those killer rocks.  Research easily could have determined how whales think and react so that man’s ingenuity could help them survive.  Instead governments decided that they need to know more about space––over which they have no covenant rights––than they know about earth.  And disregarding God’s commandment of stewardship over nature, they allow people to needlessly slaughter whales, instead of helping the animals to live joyfully before their God.

 In the Old Testament, Jeremiah is known as the Weeping Prophet.  When he tried to warn his nation that disobeying God’s will would ultimately bring wretched judgment, they refused to listen.  So Jeremiah could only cry sorrowfully as he watched his nation fall into defeat and chaos.  Surely, God cried with the prophet as He loved His people and longed that they would return to Him.  And perhaps God cried with those two children on that New Zealand beach, sharing their sorrow and appreciating the innocence of their hearts.
 Most people don’t understand the love of God.  Adam and Even lived over 800 years after their failure in the Garden of Eden.  Yet God gave then an additional times––some 130 years––to repent of their great sin that spun humanity into dark travail for eons.  But there is no record that they ever asked to return to His loving grace.  The Bible says: “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3: 9).  Nevertheless, Bible prophecies warns that, just as in the Old Testament, God’s long-suffering will at some point come to an end!

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