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Listening to this song, made me realize something. The farmer admits that he is dependent on the Hand of God for the rain on his land.  Here are the lyrics:

Op n plaas buite kant die klein Karoo staan n boer en wag
Hy wag al lank vir n druppel reën om sy grond te kom seen
Hy bid al maande lank dat daar net iets moet gebeur skielik slaan die druppels neer
Het jy al n boer sien lag, n boer sien dans in die reën terwyl n traan by sy wang afrol
N boer sien lag n boer sien dans in die reën…
Wil God die Aarde seen
Op n plaas buite kant die klein Karoo staan n boer en lag
Hy kyk op na die wolke hoog en sien n reënboog
Hy weet dat daar is iemand wat uitkyk vir hom
Hy hoor nog n storm afkom
Het jy al n boer sien lag, n boer sien dans in die reën terwyl n traan by sy wang afrol
N boer sien lag n boer sien dans in die reën
Wil God die aarde seen
Hy hoor dit aankom, hy hoor die gegrom, donker wolke wat boe oor hom huil, die reën val neer
Net meer en meer, sukkel sy knee neer
Het jy al n boer sien lag n boer sien dans in die reën terwyl n traan by sy wang afrol
N boer sien lag n boer sien dans in die reën
Wil God die Aarde seen, wil God die Aarde seen

Unfortunately, many people have strayed from the idea that it is God who controls the weather. That is perhaps why they have started to think that they themselves can control or have an influence on the weather….Especially in today’s world, where we are bombarded with fake weather news and made to feel guilty about ‘man-made’ climate change, it is important to see what Jesus has to say about it.  Referring to the wind (weather) He mentions several times that nobody knows exactly from whence it comes and where it goes. Note that despite enormous efforts, this holds still true for today. Many weather stations today, even in the most advanced economies, are not able to predict the weather for more than a few days ahead. In fact, in many cases they can not even predict severe weather, short term, thereby avoiding potential disasters, as the wind can sometimes pick up very quickly and suddenly. Note this passage of Scripture in Mark 4: 

39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?

41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

Again, as many times before*, Jesus proves that He is the God of Creation, also able to control the weather. He even gave us a hint there: “How is it that you have no faith?’ That must have been what the farmer read in his Bible and made him to pray for rain (see the video)

His faith in God does not let him down. Isn’t that great? Enjoy the video!

 

* See Jesus is God – God is Jesus by Henry Pool