What causes a lightning strike?
What brings thunderstorms?
Lightning flashes when positively
And negatively charged particles interact
Grow large enough to form a giant spark
But thunderstorms form from an unstable air mass
When warm and usually cold air collide
Yet, some sacred texts reveal this is how God speaks
God explodes, brings judgment, and condemns
But how did the ancients believe these were acts of God?
Scientists, prophets, theologians tend to agree
That there must be “cause and effect”
So, they determine God possesses this power
For, the Eternal Spirit exists in nature
Other phenomena are just as revealing –
Tsunamis are sudden movement of the ocean by earthquakes,
Volcanoes are formed from the buoyancy of the magma,
And pressure from absolved gases,
Hurricanes are due to intense low pressure areas
That forms in the summer or fall over warm waters
Some religious, view these eruptions as acts of God
“God, help us to be cognizant of nature’s phenomena. These manifestations often cause devastations that are based on the mysteries of your omniscience. So, protect us from these storms of life.”