Tuesday, 13 May 2014 00:00
LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… The Lord will strike you with… scorching heat and drought… which will plague you until you perish. The sky over your head will be bronze, the ground beneath you iron. The Lord will turn the rain of your country into dust and powder; it will come down from the skies until you are destroyed…” (Deuteronomy 28:22-24, the Holy Bible).
DESPERATION OVER VANISHING WATER IN RP: There is no mistaking the desperation in the warnings being issued by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and by PAGASA, or the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration: water in Angat and La Mesa dams (the source of Metro Manila’s drinking water) is vanishing in the face of continuing hot weather.
There is no remedy, the two agencies warn all of us, even if the Metropolitan Waterworks Sewerage System (MWSS) and its concessionaires servicing Metro Manila and neighboring provinces, Maynilad and Manila Water, try to soften the impact of vanishing water by full-page (and therefore expensive) advertisements last May 12, 2014 on how to conserve water.
Indeed, the problem of water lack brought about by no rains and extremely and scorchingly hot weather, compounded by the onset of the El Nino phenomenon in just a few days, cannot be licked, and will be with us no longer on a yearly basis but during the entire year nowadays, raring to cause death and destruction never before seen in the Philippines.
WHAT CAN BE DONE TO AVERT WATER LACK? So, again, the question remains: what can Filipinos do in the face of this unstoppable problem of vanishing water, especially considering the clear inability of their government---and the governments of many other countries as well---to come up with alternative solutions?
The good news is that, there is something that Filipinos can do, and it is not going to cost them the billions of pesos in government funds that have been, and still are being, thrown away by our officials in search of the elusive remedy against water lack. All that we need to realize is that, water lack due to extremely hot temperatures arising from global warming and climate change, represents a curse from God.
Many will disagree with me on this point, especially those who pretend to be knowledgeable in the Bible and on matters of spirituality, and say that the curse of global warming and climate change---and the other curses from God---referred to in Deuteronomy 28 of the Bible were intended only for the Israelites of the Biblical times. But that is a myopic and grossly erroneous reading of the Bible.
LACK OF RAIN, HOT WEATHER, GOD’S CURSES: My point is that the Book of Curses from God, which lists down 52 or 53 curses in all in its Deuteronomy 28:15-68, applies to all people of all times, more particularly in our time, in the here and now, today. After all, the Book of Curses is saying that the curses which God will rain down from the heavens will come when a people no longer listen to Him and no longer obey His commands.
And, indeed, if we read the Book of Curses carefully enough, we will not fail to see, unless we are so dense or so blind or hypocritical, that the about 50 or so of the curses mentioned therein are already happening even in our own country, during the present times. Except for the curse of parents eating the flesh of their own children, all of God’s curses in Deuteronomy 28:15-68 are now afflicting our people.
The most telling of all these curses, which is the curse of global warming and climate change that is found in Deuteronomy 28:15, 22-24, is certainly pounding on us now. What then can Filipinos do to avert the full impact of this curse? We must listen to God’s Word again by reading the Bible, and sincerely obey His commands, right away.
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