Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Good Ol' Dependable...

As the governor of Georgia gathers together the faithful to pray for life-giving water from the heavens (although it must be said, I think these women have a better chance...), I have to think, didn't they try this at the beginning of summer?

Why, yes! Yes they did! From the article in June:

Alabama Gov. Bob Riley is asking for a week of prayer starting Saturday. Throughout our history, Alabamians have turned in prayer to God to humbly ask for His blessings and to hold us steady during times of difficulty, he said. This drought is without question a time of great difficulty for our farmers and for communities across the state.

Fellow Republican governor, Sonny Perdue of Georgia, proclaimed June 11 as the state’s Day of Prayer for Agriculture. Since then, spotty rains have helped parts of the state, but climatologists have warned that it’s going to take a lot more than scattered storms to ease the drought — it might take a tropical storm or even a hurricane.

The forecast calls for thunderstorms in Montgomery, Ala., this weekend, prompting some to marvel at Riley’s powers of persuasion.
And they marveled at the tiny, teensy amount of rain their benevolent god bestowed on them...

So, if god, in his infinitesimal wisdom, decided a few months ago NOT to give you rain... Oh, that's right, how did that go? "Sometimes he says yes, sometimes he says no, and sometimes he says not now..."

In an effort to get their god to "see the light" as it were, the governor of Georgia has said:

"The only solution is rain, and the only place we get that is from a higher power," Perdue spokesman Bert Brantley said on Wednesday.

Perdue’s office has sent out invitations to leaders from several faiths for the service, set for Tuesday.

Perdue has several times mentioned the need for prayer — along with water conservation — as the state’s drought crisis has worsened. Over the summer, he participated in day of prayer for agriculture at a gathering of the Georgia Farm Bureau in Macon, Ga.

Perdue, a Baptist, has enjoyed strong support from Georgia’s Christian conservatives.
Ah, the comforts of having such a dependable god! It almost makes up for not having water, doesn't it?

You mean, it doesn't? Man cannot live without water, whether or not he lives by bread alone...


Anonymous said...

It rained in Georgia last night.

mom said...

hello jason, anon. beat me to it to let you know it rained down that way. you know, jason, i find God is very dependable. everything we deal with in life, good and bad alike always can teach us something and while the bad things are going on you praise God for those things since you know you will come out with a great blessing and a great story. and if you are a country singer/writer you can get a great song out of it all also. :) now why the south is having this no rain for so long i am not sure but i am sure we have people learning things right and left all kinds of good things while they are dealing with it all. a lot of us don't appreciate what we have till we don't have it anymore. i find it a great comfort to be able to go to my Heavenly Father to talk and ask Him about anything i face good and bad alike. my conversations to God go up at anytime and any place. i am asking God to send some rain down to them also. love and prayers

Kel said...

My brother lives about 10 miles south of Atlanta and my sister-in-law said it DID NOT rain where they live.

It's forecasted to rain on Thanksgiving...so a prayer meeting would be pretty remarkable on Wednesday evening.