Opinion: Divine power over wind power, says Parishville resident
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 8:31 am

To the Editor:

In response to the letter “Landowners, Community Deserve Wind Money,” which appeared in the April 26 - May 2 issue of North Country This Week: it prompted some thoughts. The Durants said they worked physical labor since childhood, they enjoyed the work and didn't get bored, and they have fond memories of working with their families.

Indeed, having a family and having been taught to work is a blessing. Today, for many, a disintegrated family, a push button lifestyle, play and entertainment galore, and staring at screens so much they hardly know how to communicate face to face, leave little to give them a feeling of worth and productivity.

Our nature is to be short on wisdom and long on appetites for pleasure, fame, and power; therefore, we consume excessively, waste and damage resources God has given to us. Most of us would be better off if we used more muscle and brain power and less power from corporations.

We certainly do not need power from environmentally damaging wind turbines that cost us far more than they ever produce. We need divine power. God has an infinite bank of power--plus goodness, wisdom, and love.

If we acknowledge Him and join His family, we can freely draw from Him all we need. This power will help us remove the hatred from our arguments, help us to talk and listen to understand one another, to work together and help one another, and to be wiser. Then we'll be satisfied instead of bored. Godliness with contentment is great gain. (1 Tim. 6:6)

That is gain we need.

Some have blamed those opposing the wind project of being jealous because they aren't getting money from it.

That is adding insult to injury to those who suffer from the turbines, yet refuse payment for their cost to warn us and to those who give much time and money to research and warn us all of the dangers.

The power behind the buttons we push could fail. God's power will never fail. Let's get first things first. Acknowledge God.

Fear to disobey Him and His law. Thank Him for all that He has given to us.

Rachel Martin

Parishville