Hailstones in May

As I write this in my attic study, I hear the hail tapping on my sky-light windows. We Northerners are used to tough weather, but hail in May is somewhat unusual. It won’t last long; the more familiar drops of rain will soon take over. Doubtless, some will see this as evidence of climate change. Yet I recall it snowed in the May of 1911 -by which I mean I can recall reading about it.

I do not deny climate change. Some of it is no doubt natural, though I acknowledge man’s role in augmenting it. However, I do not fear the scare stories. In 1989, the UN warned that global floods would wipe out entire countries by the year 2000 if pollution were not curtailed. 19 years later and we’re polluting more than ever but Bangladesh and Holland are still there. Even better is Professor Kenneth Watt’s outburst at the University of California, who said in 1970:

“If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but 11 degrees colder by the year 2000,” as quoted by The New American.

The divinely-made planet upon which we live seems remarkably resilient and well-constructed. Nevertheless, Jesus talked of disasters occurring before His return, in Luke 21:

Then He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.

Some of these events are man-made, some are ‘natural’, and some are heavenly. As the Earth seems to become increasingly unsettled, it points not to excessive use of light bulbs but the imminent advent of the Creator.

The hail as just stopped.