I live in Northern California, so I’m one of the thousands of people subjected to Pacific Gas and Electric’s rolling blackouts. We’ve just received notice of another planned electrical outage over this weekend. I’m not looking forward to another forty-eight hours without electricity, but at least I’m on city water. Many of my rural neighbors must rely on wells and cannot access water without electricity to power their pumps.
For a good many people, life without electricity is much worse than an inconvenience. Loss of income, loss of communication when the cell towers are down, and even threats to health accompany these outages. My own son was involved in a minor collision as the result of inactive traffic lights during the first major outage.
There are many opinions as to how we’ve reached such a situation, but what I’ve been thinking about is how dependent we have become on a single source of power. And how vulnerable we are.
While electricity is the primary power source in my physical world, the Lord God is my power provider in the spiritual realm. How fortunate are those of us who rely on Him every day and never need to worry about a blackout of His love.
Those who can afford them are turning to portable generators to see them through during these rolling blackouts. Christians can get a power boost from the Scriptures whenever we need one.
Our regional electrical utility company has let us down in California.
Praise God He will never fail us.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”Deuteronomy 31:6