1. Newton's Third Law of Motion:

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
2. Law of Nature

“If a person, whether knowingly, ignorantly, intentionally, or accidentally, touches a hot stove or a bare high-voltage wire, he will be burned to the extent of the exposure. If for any reason he steps in front of a rapidly moving vehicle, even to save another life, he will be injured and possibly killed. Numerous examples could be given to show that we are subject to these laws regardless of who we are or what our intentions might be. We cannot change the laws of nature.

“As we understand the natural laws and respect them, we can apply them to our good. If we violate law, we suffer; and if we obey it, we are blessed!” (N. Eldon Tanner, Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God)

"There are certain immutable laws of nature which, if violated, will bring sickness or untimely death." (N. Eldon Tanner, “‘Ye Shall Know the Truth")

"Speaking first of the laws of nature, have you ever stopped to think what would happen if we could not depend on the sun rising at a certain time each morning? Or if the earth failed to rotate on its axis for only one day, or for just a few minutes? Or if the law of gravity were suspended? In a very short time, the earth and all mankind would be destroyed. All bodies of the universe are controlled in space and move according to law.

If iron, when heated, were to expand one day and contract the next, it would be impossible for anyone in the world to operate a machine shop or produce implements of any kind. These laws are immutable and must be such that we can depend upon them at all times and under all circumstances.

It would be interesting to review in our minds all the things we do every day and see how totally we depend on the laws of nature and how they must be followed to the very letter in order to accomplish our purposes.

We have seen men walk on the moon, and we have marveled that man and spacecraft from different countries could have a rendezvous in space. We have watched the Viking leave on a mission to Mars in search for evidence of life. If any of the natural laws had been ignored or had failed to operate, the space missions would have been complete failures and lives would have been lost. We are awed when we read of the predictions of astronomers who can foretell so accurately the appearance of comets and eclipses.

All of this is possible only because through the laws of nature, the Creator keeps creation in its course. "

"Regardless of whether or not we know or understand the laws of nature, they always operate the same. A child, though ignorant of the law, will get burned if he touches a hot stove. If we disregard the law of gravity, we may get seriously hurt. If we know and understand the laws of nature and live by them, we benefit thereby and can be free of the hazards facing those who ignore these laws or go contrary to them. " (N. Eldon Tanner, “The Laws of God,”)

3. Safety

Seat belts are installed in all cars for our use. For safety. We make our kids wear helmets and pads when they roller blade. For safety. Ear plugs are highly recommended in loud work areas and hard hats in construction zones. Matter of fact, if you don't wear a hard hat in a construction zone, you will be escorted out. Safety First. Even when we're playing, we have to be aware of the hazards around us. When kids are in a swimming pool, who is the designated "watcher"? Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, but if we've taken proper safety precautions, what might have been a life altering tragedy, might now only be a bump on the head. Please be safe.


    Hi Brenda,
    Absolutely stunning picture at the top of your blog. I somehow lost kind comment. Must have hit moderate and now I can't find it. Just wanted to thank you for it!


    Cheri, my comment is on your blog. Just above your comment. :-)

    The picture is looking north at Ecola State Park. Well, you have to either drive up there, walk over the hill, or if the tide is out, you can go through the rocks. Always our favorite way to go.

    On January 9, 2009 at 2:44 PM Anonymous said...

    Those are some deep thoughts for a Friday afternoon!

    Fun post.


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