Tues., Nov. 13, 2007
ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue stepped up to a podium outside the state Capitol on Tuesday and led a solemn crowd of several hundred people in a prayer for rain on his drought-stricken state.
“We’ve come together here simply for one reason and one reason only: To very reverently and respectfully pray up a storm,” Perdue said after a choir provided a hymn.
Georgia and its neighboring states are caught in an epic drought that threatens public water supplies. Perdue has ordered water restrictions, launched a legal battle against the release of water from federal reservoirs and appealed to President Bush.
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The above news was on Tuesday. And the following news was two days later. Co-incidence?
Of course not! God does honor prayers of the faithful. The governor and the people of Georgia believed only a higher power, God Almighty Himself, can change the weather patterns.
Was there even a hint of rain forecasted before the governor led the prayers? Only a slight possibility of rain said meteorologists.
Praise God, the God of the Universe! He can make a slight possibility into a storm, resulting in an inch of rain!
When his hour-long prayer vigil for rain ended with the sun shining through Tuesday, Gov. Sonny Perdue made a bold proclamation.
"God can make it rain tomorrow," he said.
Just like Perdue — and the National Weather Service — said, it was a rainy night in Georgia on Wednesday.
The rain was triggered by a cold front coming through, and it was expected to last until the early hours of Thursday morning.
"It will tease us a little bit," said Lans Rothfusz, meteorologist in charge at the Weather Service, "but it will come nowhere close to breaking the drought. The ground is so dry, it will absorb everything that falls on it."
More than 250 faithful Georgians joined Perdue outside the Capitol to ask for divine intervention to end the historic drought.
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