Thursday, May 22, 2008

NEEDED, MORE SMOKESTACKS!!


Robert Hirsch, Management Information Services Senior Energy Advisor is a well respected expert in the energy field. Consider this statement;



“[T]he prices that we’re paying at the pump today are, I think, going to be ‘the good old days,’ because others who watch this very closely forecast that we’re going to be hitting $12 and $15 per gallon,”

He then goes on to speak of rationing and shortages and all of the rest of the fallout of such prices. The question becomes, when will enough be enough? At what point will people begin to care more about people than some endangered species? The reality is that we have enough oil on our own soil to more than sufficiently take of our needs for centuries to come, yet we fail to access this resource due to concerns over wildlife. Yet if we continue down this road that is all that will be left, as more and more people will die due to things like starvation. There are over thirty countries where people are beginning to riot because they do not have food.

Oil relates directly to food, as the higher the price the more it effects productivity all the way down the line right to the grocery store. People will be making real choices between heat and food, driving to work or eating. In spite of that there will be still be those who will tie themselves to trees, picket in favor of not drilling for oil, and caring more for land and animals than they do real people. Although it will be interesting to see how many of those people will be willing to starve instead of drilling for resources that could save life!

One thing we do know and can rejoice in, God almighty is in control and all of this will work out for the glory of His name and the good of His people. It in times like this that we are reminded that Jesus Christ is the only answer. And I want to thank my friend Dave Bolton for emailing me and reminding me of that great truth, and the fact that I negated to put that great truth in this blog, which I now have done to and for His glory! Thank you brother.

blog you later,
pastor tom
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