Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ah yes, the weather...

“Why does He [God] send or not send rain? If the object were to raise as many potatoes as possible, this is not the wisest course. But if the object were to make us feel our dependence this is the wisest course possible. What if God were to raise harvests enough in one year to supply us for the next ten? We might all become atheists. We should be very likely to think we could live without God. But now every day and every year he shuts us up to depend on Himself.”—Charles Finney

<idle musing>
Isn't that a wise statement? We look at things from a very different perspective than God does. And, to make matters worse, we consider our perspective to be better and more correct than God's! Talk about hubris!
</idle musing>

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