Today’s word for May 15, 2011


May grain abound throughout the land;
on the tops of the hills may it sway.
May the crops flourish like Lebanon
and thrive like the grass of the field.
Psalm 72:16

Scientists and experts in management issues of global food sources agree that, for various reasons that will not be discussed here today, the amount of food available to sustain a growing world population is in sharp and obvious decline. Even with the development of new genetic varieties of plant and animal species that could increase the yield per area of land used ─technological advancement that has been widely questioned─ the trend is that every day the availability of food will decrease and therefore food will be more expensive and supplies will be more difficult to secure. It is not the first time that humanity is threatened by climate change, droughts, floods and their consequential famines. Nature has its own mechanisms, established by its Creator, to control these imbalances and get things back to a sustainable state. Still, scientists and experts in the field would like to have at their disposal an answer or a way to control these swings that would allow them to avoid the tragedies and disasters that usually accompany these natural disturbances. In their way, they make use of hope ─hope in their own capabilities─ as a tool to finding a technological solution.

The world may go a long way in the technological field but the solution will not be found there but in the environment of the spiritual world. The promise of God is that one day when all our troubles, pains, difficulties, pains, illnesses and sorrows will be left behind. As children of God, we move forward with the clear hope that a day will come as God has promised. On that day, the new creation will be stable and lush and all plant species will bear fruit twelve times a year, something even the scientists would not even dream to achieve. It is okay to continue carrying out scientific investigations to improve the yield and resistance of the raw materials necessary to keep humanity adequately nourished. Now, hope should not be placed on science but on the Creator of the universe and the Author of the promises that will soon come to fruition. To God alone be the glory!

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