Indiana temperatures cooled last week after setting record highs. Instead of 100 degrees at sunset it was 90 degrees or less. This week’s weather forecast is for higher temperatures again in this time of drought. Even though it is still hot I’ve heard Hoosiers comment they were grateful for the cool down. Feeling grateful for blessings always lifts one’s spirit.
That’s good to know, because I read recently in The Journal Gazette that hot weather can make people cranky. The article “Unbearably HOT” also noted heat can cause people to have heat stroke or other health maladies, and if people have to be outside they should try to stay in the shade, take frequent breaks, and drink plenty of water.
Prayer is another good way to take care of oneself and the environment lifting thought to God’s constant care for His creation. The Bible states, “But the Lord can also turn deserts into lakes and scorched land into flowing streams.” (Contemporary English Holy Bible, Psalms 107:35).”
With watering bans issued in Indiana cities such as Indianapolis this newspaper clipping about Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science, could be helpful to those whose yards and trees are badly in need of water. “My faith has the strength to nourish trees as well as souls,” was the remark Rev. Mary Baker Eddy, the “Mother” of Christian Science, made recently as she pointed to a number of large elms that shade her delightful country home in Concord, N.H. “I had them brought here in warm weather, almost as big as they are now, and not one died.” This is a remarkable statement, but it is made by a remarkable woman, who has originated a new phase of religious belief, and who numbers over one hundred thousand intelligent people among her devoted followers (Newspaper clipping from New York Tribune, February 7, 1895, Pulpit and Press, page 63).”
Let’s join in praying for the drought to end! Won’t you share your thoughts?