Mother Nature is Not California's Adversary!

The state of California is experiencing its worst drought in 100 years. According the NBC Channel 4 in Los Angeles, Governor Jerry Brown has declared a drought emergency. The station also reports that the governor has identified Mother Nature as the state's adversary. Note this quote from Channel 4's website: "I've called for a collaborative effort to restrain our water use," Brown said. "This is a call to arms. This is not a partisan adversary, this is Mother Nature."

Doing battle with "Mother Nature" will lead to frustration. "Mother Nature" is not the adversary, God is. Rain falls at the pleasure of God and God alone. Jesus tells us in Matthew 5 that God sends rain upon the just and the unjust. Conversely, if rain does not fall, that is God’s doing as well. So a call to arms against "Mother Nature" is an exercise in futility because she does not exist.

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