Last year we were challenged by the prospect of disease killing off all the bees and bringing to an end pollination and the natural food cycle on which humanity depends. Thankfully its not happened yet.
This year we began with drought and our need for water and now find ourselves with more than we can cope with.
Eclipses and solar flares are also experienced in climate changes and we look beyond our globe to see things, beyond our control, that shape our lives.
Each situation highlights in stark and simple ways the fragility of life and our interdependency across the whole created order.
We wonder at the bee. We might wonder at the Creator!