Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The California Drought

"Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, 'As the Lord, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, surely there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.'" - 1 King 17:1

It is tempting to see this story being repeated in California, but we have had some dew and mist, so it doesn't quite fit.  The Biblical story tells of a kingdom that intentionally embraced total depravity as its object of worship rather than worship the God of Creation.  The king did this because the true worship was in a neighboring kingdom, and he would rather his people knowingly worship what was false than go to the neighboring kingdom with their sacrifices.  The prophets of God were all murdered, and false prophets were employed by the king and queen to tell them what they wanted to hear.

Anyway, we are about to have an official declaration of a drought here in California.  That means choices will need to be made about who gets highest priority for water.  Is it the fish?  Is it the farmers?  Is it the urban areas?  Or is it the golf courses?  Of course California is heavily investing in marijuana agriculture, yet this is one of the most non-green crops you can grow.  It takes up gobs of electricity and water.  Given that America's rumored economic improvement likely is constructed on bringing the narcotics trade into the statistics, this should prove interesting.

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