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Eye on the world: Lifting the drought

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In “Women take southern India’s drought into their own hands—one shovel at a timeThe Christian Science Monitor reports that “three years of drought have driven many farmers to desperation. But thousands of women in Karnataka state are desilting lakes to deepen them, helping them retain water when the rains one day come again.… Three thousand women are enrolled in the effort to revive lakes, ponds, and irrigation tanks in 31 villages across the district —crucial work in a region facing drought for the third year in a row, the worst in decades. Today, the lakes are just dry, empty beds. But cleared of the silt that’s accumulated over the years, the lakes will store more rainwater, they hope—when it rains again.” 

Ideas on this subject: 

From the Bible:

The Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

Isaiah 58:11

From the writings of Mary Baker Eddy:

All is under the control of the one Mind, even God.

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 544

To grasp the reality and order of being in its Science, you must begin by reckoning God as the divine Principle of all that really is.… All substance, intelligence, wisdom, being, immortality, cause, and effect belong to God.

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 275 

Related articles from The Christian Science Journal and the Christian Science Sentinel:

In “Drought relief on the prairie”: “God’s government must have an effect that’s as good as its spiritual source. Furthermore, because God is always present, His healing law must be available in every situation. And like its source, divine law must be trustworthy and protective.” And, “When faced with weather extremes and their consequences, you may think you are a helpless victim with no control. But the Scriptures dispute that concept. They tell us that God gave His children the ability to subdue danger and to subjugate the terror it instigates. When you’re confronted with dangerous or unstable conditions, you have an effective means of maintaining your God-given ability to prevail—prayer.” 

In “We can do something about it”: “In Christian Science we are not asking God to do something. We are seeking to see what, by definition, God already is, and consequently is doing, and even (when we’re ready to admit it) what He has already done.” And “The experience of Christian healing has made me certain that there is always ‘something you can do.’ What a privilege it is to know how to pray scientifically—and to get to work doing it.”

The articles above and others dealing with this subject can be found on JSH-Online.com or on CSMonitor.com.


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