As my wonderful wife pointed out here, there is some concern about what we should be doing amidst the worst drought on record.
Singer and song writer Michael W. Smith has gone on record with his view of what needs to be done. Although I don’t often have the pleasure of agreeing with very many folks in the CCM industry, I want to be quick to stand with Smitty in this call. He has shown an understanding of the character and nature of God and the seriousness of the day that most Christians miss completely in our modern American Christianity. (See the link from yesterday’s post to elaborate on this point.)
What does Smitty say we should do?
“I think we have a real emergency,” he said. “There are a lot of droughts in the Bible and talk about people repenting and talking to God about rain. Nobody ever talks about that. Nobody ever says, ‘Maybe we should stop and have a day of fasting and prayer.’ I feel like that is the answer….
…”I believe God plays into the affairs of mankind on probably more levels than we even think. When you have a bit of an emergency or tragedy for so many people in this state, you have to go, ‘OK, God, where are you in all this stuff, and what are you trying to say?’ Or is he trying to say something at all? To blow God off is a big mistake. It’s a big mistake to say, ‘It’s no big deal. This is life; this is nature.’ I don’t think that is the right answer or response.”
The entire article can be found in the Tennessean. Smith has also recorded a Public Service Announcement that is being played on local media outlets. Click here to listen to this announcement and consider joining in prayer, fasting, and repentance before God for our families, our states, and our nation.