What is nature and what is a calamity?
Does nature make up things itself? Do calamities occur without any underlying factor?
Nature, if we truly look around and see, is quite balanced and well organized. Don't we see how each and everything has it's assigned place and station? How things are coordination with each other in maintaining a balance?
We see the mountains standing firm. We see rivers flowing down from the top of mountains. We see blooming flowers with amazing colors, shapes and sizes. We see the trees of varied heights and qualities. We see the earth and the ocean. Each and every thing that is natural seems to have it's own grace and beauty and it looks like it is doing it's duty with utmost obedience. When the grace and beauty of nature is meddled with, attacked or when it is stolen then we can see how the whole balance disrupts. Not only this, nature is there for us. We are also an inseparable part of nature. Don't we get our needs fulfilled through naturally produced things; fruits, vegetables, water, air, wood etc.? Don't we see how nature is subservient to us and our needs? But we do not acknowledge this and do not appreciate this. We want nature to keep up it's good work even when we are attacking, snatching and tearing apart it's beauty and serenity.
By the way, nature, which is so well organized, beautiful and useful to us, is by no means a work of science or scientists. Nothing that we can see exists on it's own. Everything has a process and an origin. Some people give the credit of creation to scientific and chemical processes and changes completely. They forget that each and everything that is present on the face of this earth is not there by accident. If you ponder you will see how each component of nature is in coordination with the other. We can see the skies, the earth, the seas and the clouds. We all know how the rain is formed but we never think about the fact that nature does not do it's work in a mechanical manner unless there is something governing it. Nature is nothing but a creation. A creation of some power which is greater than anything that has origin or existence. The Power which even the scientists admit at the crux of the matter. They also stop at a point where all their theories come to an end. They can not explain further in the light of chemical formulas or eruptions. The how, why and who questions are answered in the highest branches of science with the notion that there is something more to what already has been discovered by human mind.
Yes, even the most brilliant and most advanced science experts admit that there is still something which is not within the human grasp.
Paul Davies (British astrophysicist): "There is for me powerful evidence that there is something going on behind it all....It seems as though somebody has fine-tuned nature’s numbers to make the Universe....The impression of design is overwhelming".
Alan Sandage (winner of the Crawford prize in astronomy): "I find it quite improbable that such order came out of chaos. There has to be some organizing principle. God to me is a mystery but is the explanation for the miracle of existence, why there is something instead of nothing."
John O'Keefe (astronomer at NASA): "We are, by astronomical standards, a pampered, cosseted, cherished group of creatures.. .. If the Universe had not been made with the most exacting precision we could never have come into existence. It is my view that these circumstances indicate the universe was created for man to live in."
Roger Penrose (mathematician and author): "I would say the universe has a purpose. It's not there just somehow by chance."
And there are numerous other geniuses and masterminds who have admitted the force behind everything that exists.
And that is nothing but God.
Who can say that whatever is so beautifully, artistically and amazingly done is a work of accident or chance?
God has displayed His signs for all to see. Those with the physical eyes alone see the apparent beauty of nature and those with the eyes of wisdom see the truth behind it.
When everything is so well planned and at our service then we are responsible for it. We should be taking care of it and maintaining it's grandeur and balance.
We should be acting as thankful and humble receivers of such amazing bounties by the One Whom haven't yet seen and He takes care of all our needs...every single second.
We need to be obedient to Him.
It is our duty to search Him in His signs and to seek knowledge to know Him.
Don't we feel awe inspired when we see the wonders of nature and when man creates something amazing we are all appreciative and surprised?
Don't we enjoy each and every bit of things that are at our disposal, the origin of all those things is ultimately the nature and it's resources provided by God?
We should be pondering on all this. We should be seeking out to know Who has made us and why?
Why are we born and then taken away?
Why are we here on this earth with everything already set up for us?
Where do we go away after living for a certain time?
All these questions should come up in a thinking mind and one should ponder on the signs of God in nature.
Natural calamities are not just natural and not just calamities. They are signs for us. They are tests for us. They come to shake us. To remind us that everything is not in our control. There is He Who controls everything.
We must turn to Him for all our needs.
God is the Creator of nature and sometimes the disaster in nature is because the users of it are not behaving the way they should be.
They should not be lost in the temporary joys of life rather should also ponder on their end.
We have come from God and we see so many of our fellows returning back. We too will one day.
We will go back to where we came from.