Keep praying because we had rain last night but these showers were very isolated. Many people are still suffering during this drought and as my son said – “this may be a wake up call for us when it comes to climate change.” Caring for the earth is a significant challenge. I was thinking about this quite a bit since yesterday was the birthday of air conditioning. That’s right according to my sources, “In Buffalo, New York, on July 17, 1902, in response to a quality problem experienced at the Sackett-Wilhelms Lithographing & Publishing Company of Brooklyn, Willis Carrier submitted drawings for what became recognized as the world’s first modern air conditioning system.” Of course air conditioning requires electricity and often air conditioning requires the burning of fossil fuel or nuclear power to generate electricity. (It’s raining again right now by the way – wow.) Last night after a quick but intense storm we lost power – about 922 customers locally. As I sat in the dark reading a book on my iPad I realized I need to charge it. Guess what – I couldn’t. The electricity was out. How little we appreciate the connectivity of everything.
In 2 Corinthians 12, Paul wrote down a message he got from God, which was, “…my power is made perfect in weakness.” We depend on outside sources for power so much we forget the inner source of power for our life and living. When you flip on a switch think about what that means, when you leave a room with the light on, think about that too, when your phone needs charging consider the the grid of power that allows for that – and then think about the unlimited power that God offers off the grid and plug into that daily.