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The Theology of Drought

Jeremiah 2:13 – 13 for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters,
and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.

The forsaking of God is often punished by drought, and self reliance without thanksgiving brings judgment.

This little stick was a tree planted in Kenya by Pastor Mike Geddings when he was there working at a Project 24 Center.  There must be a drought in Kenya now because they are trying to protect the tree by shading it with brush.

There is a drought in North Dakota right now which seems to be getting worse and there has been drought in the South for a while now.  California has been in drought for a long time.  There are wonderful rescue efforts being formed to get hay to farmers and ranchers to help them keep their stock.  Rev. Kirk Douglas at New York Mills Minnesota has some great information on that.

So is this a judgment of God or what?  The God who sends rain to the righteous and the unrighteous has a particular animus against  idolatry and our world is one big idol.  In fact there seems to be a lot of earth worship out there.  So if we can clean up the environment and slow down global warming or heating or climate change or what ever it is today, why can’t we make if rain?

When I was in Kenya someone told me that people who complained when it rained were silly because they didn’t recognize God’s goodness and grace and felt His gifts were inconvenient.  There seems to be a lot of that going on out there.  In the mean time Rev. Geddings needs to go back and water his tree.







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