I once heard of a town in which everyone remained indoors at all times.
God, wanting to stir things up, kicked a pebble down a snow-covered mountain.
As it descended, the pebble grew into a great ball of snow, which upon hitting the wall surrounding the town, exploded, and buried absolutely all the houses and everything else in three metres of white.
When the people of the town realized what had happened, they emerged from their homes and started shoveling.
Sometimes, God works this way – She makes a holy mess of our lives in order to piss us off enough that we actually get up and do something about it.