Water is What Matters
The history making Mother Crisis of the Century is showing her ugly head. Drought now tops our screens and agenda. In the 1850’s California gold rush days, people traveling across the desert desperate for water paid up to $100 ($2745 in today’s dollars) for a cup of water. The current crisis impact is only beginning to be felt and will grow for the millions directly affected in the natural disaster declared 12 state zone. The ripples will be felt in prices around the world.
Survival in a water crisis becomes the focus for plant, animal and human life. Every decision made is affected by the absence of sufficient water no matter who you are, what you have or where you live. It leveled the ground even for King David and impoverished peasants in ancient times. All plant, animal and human life become victims equally in a water crises. King David’s prayer rings in our ears today with relevance, “I sat there in despair, my spirit draining away, my heart heavy, like lead. I remembered the old days, went over all God had done and pondered His works. I stretched out my hands to you as a desert thirsty for rain.” Psalms 143:4-6.
Crises show respect for no one or their plans. The current drought, if prolonged, may be the “perfect desert storm” of the century. Interesting that God finally got the King’s attention, and maybe at times, that is what it takes to get ours. You do not need to be an alarmist to be concerned about the water crisis already declared a natural disaster and this does not include any extension in years to follow.
Few ponder the value of water to life, health and safety until there is an absence of it. Did you know that 1.3 trillion