And If That Don’t Work, We’ll Try Some Heathen Rain Dancin’…

Lubbock, Texas is organizing an official day to pray for rain.

Public officials in Lubbock, Texas, are organizing a day to pray for rain.

“Nobody is going to tell God what to do and what not to do, but we are in a serious drought in West Texas and since he is the man who controls the rain clouds, we’re asking him for his mercy and his help,” Mayor David Miller told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

The City Council and the Lubbock County commissioners are expected to adopt resolutions this week asking local residents to both pray and fast for rain this Sunday.

I have to say, it’s awfully convenient that the officials in Lubbock chose next Sunday, considering that weather forecasts are already predicting rain for Sunday.

A miraculous coincidence, no doubt. After all, since God exists outside of time, he must have granted the folks in Lubbock their prayer before they even made it!

Update: Of course when I check this post not 20 minutes after I wrote it, the forecast shows sunny skies for Sunday, whereas it showed thunderstorms for Sunday when I wrote the post. Now I don’t know who God’s messing with: me, or the people of Lubbock.

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  1. I’m guessing you…

  2. Alex Knapp says:

    Yeah, but if he’s doing it just to mess with me, that seems pretty mean to the folks who need rain.