He has done everything well

These few words appear in Mark 7:37, a comment from the villagers when Jesus had healed the deaf and blind man in the region of Decapolis. It is a thought we can echo when we think of creation. God was pleased with what He had made. Everything He has made and has done since shows that everything is done well.

It is still difficult to explain ‘act of God’ disasters. Humans and animals are sometimes born in what we see as not perfect. Mankind has brought many disasters on themselves by their acts of selfishness. In the hymn by Reginald Heber (1783-1826) From Greenland’s icy mountain he uses the line ‘every prospect pleases and only man is vile.’ Man is sinful and God is divine.