Have you ever stopped to think about how differently we look at things in the age of science than they did in Bible times? I often muse on the whole concept of relying on God totally, and, in doing so, think about all that we think we understand today and what it has done to our faith.
In the Old Testament, God used droughts to bring people to Him. He used Joseph and a drought to bring His people down to Egypt. He used Elijah and a draught to rid his land of the prophets of Baal and to show His strength.
The point was that God used weather, and His control over it, to bring people’s attention to their sin.
Today, we look at the weather and we forecast what will happen. We explain rain as disturbances or low pressure. We talk about warm oceans. We talk about global warming.
The funniest thing to me about that last one is that we keep getting ourselves worked up over this problem and what we’ve done and yet at the same time we say that there’s nothing that we can do to stop it. Yet it doesn’t occur to many to actually look to the God of Heaven in prayer.
Maybe there is such a thing as man-made global warming, but I would tend to think that nothing’s outside of God’s control and He could certainly stop it. But who is out there encouraging people to make petition to the One that’s in control– to get our hearts right, to ask for a cooling?