Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Dry to The Bone
Seeing the dryness of the landscape, especially in stark contrast to the lush green of the Louisiana highways, made me heartsick. Cattle huddle under the few trees out in the fields. Sheep and goats were pecking away at the few blades of grass poking up from the earth. And people are shaking their heads and wondering why they're being left so high and dry. Global warming, anyone? I have no other explanation for why Texas is drying up while New England is having to watch the tropics for hurricanes in the same way Floridians do.
Dear God, giver of life and source of all our bounty; pour forth your gentle rains upon the state of Texas. Give them water to replenish their lakes and streams, and allow the fruits of your creation to bud and grow. And give the people the hope that you will sustain them. Amen.