I have always been a bit of a meteorology “geek”, having an interest particularly in the science of weather, and it got me to thinking…
There are many meteorologists who also certainly cultivate such an interest, many of whom are also quite “geeked out”/interested and even awed by very severe weather, if, they say, of courrse, no-one loses their lives in it.
Did storms, both summer ones and winter ones, both severe and otherwise, come about as a result of the Fall of Man? What of other inclement weather such as extreme heat or cold? If any of these things came about as a result of the Fall, is it proper for the Christian, meteorologist or not, to be gratefully awed in any way by such phenomena? After all, oftentimes this awe would presumably be accompanied by at least an implicit praise of God for these things. But, how can we praise God for the awesomeness, beauty, strength, etc. of such things if they came about as a result of the Fall and were thus not the original perfect state of things?
Though, isn’t there a pslam in Scripture somewhere that speaks of “God’s lightning” or “God’s thunder”, as if attributing it to Him? In the context of the Fall, then, how are we to take such verses? Do they given justification to the “weather geeks” who would also be in awe of storms, “normal” and severe and other such phenomena?
Any authoritative teachings/infallible declarations on these matters? If not, any opinions/thoughts/analysis/arguments from the forum here?
Gratias tibi multas.