Crime, and things going wrong with nature are different sides of the same problem.
Because humanity fights God, the Creator, it must also fight the Creator’s work – nature. Humanity’s rejection of God has made nature our rival instead of a faithful servant.
In his human perfection Jesus showed he could control nature. By a miracle he caused fish to be caught. He rode a donkey without it ever being trained to be ridden. He calmed a storm, made a fig tree die just by telling it to die, and so on (Matthew 8:23-27; 17:27; 21:19-21; Luke 5:4-9; 19:30,35; John 21:5-6). He ruled nature just by speaking, not by being harsh. In this way, Christ showed how people should have ruled everything on earth (Hebrews 2:8-9).
If humanity had obeyed God, nature would have obeyed humanity. To understand the tragedy, consider the power of a policeman. While he obeys his leaders, people obey him. But if he continually disobeyed his leaders he would be removed from the police force. People would then ignore his orders. To make them obey him he would have to use violence. From that fateful day when the first man cut humanity’s holy link with Creator God, he and everyone after him – like the policeman who lost his job – could only rule by violence. People kill grubs, flies, weeds and so on to try to control nature. Like an abused child, nature twists in pain at the hands of its cruel rulers. If its rulers are out of control, little wonder that nature is often out of control.
People can, through Christ, mend the broken link with the Lord of creation. But God, in his loving patience, still allows people to reject him. So nature’s problems continue. This will end when Christ returns, destroys all evil, and renews nature (our own bodies included). Then unhappiness will go, along with everyone opposed to Christ’s leadership (Romans 8:18-23; 2 Peter 3:9-13).
That this could happen seems impossible, until we discover the real identity of the person whose arrival on our planet split earth’s calendars in two (A.D. and B.C). Though he seemed so humble, he said he was humanity’s only hope. His extraordinary claims stirred up thousands. And he backed his words by returning bodily from the dead.
This matter is too important to let someone else do your thinking. Jesus’ life was so perfect no one has equaled it. Study his life for yourself and see if you do not conclude he is the eternal Son of God through whom and for whom our world and every other, was originally made (Colossians 1:16-17).