Posted October 19, 2007
An Easy Way to Make It RainWould you believe that it’s possible to make it rain by simply demanding it with a loud voice? It’s true! High in China’s Gaoligong Mountains in the northwest part of Yunnan Province are a group of pools nicknamed “The Enchanting Lakes.” When anyone shouts for rain while standing near the lakes, a downpour often immediately follows, says the Shanghai Liberation Daily. The louder the shout, the heavier the rain; the longer the shout, the longer the rain.To explain this believe-it-or-not phenomenon, physicists theorize that the air around the lakes is often supersaturated with humidity, which precipitates as rain when coalesced by certain vibrations, such as a high-volume or high-pitched voice.We have all fantasized of getting instant response to our heaven-directed prayers, like tourists inducing rainfall by bellowing near the Enchanting Lakes. After all, Jesus did say, “Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mk 11:24). But if the belief (faith) requirement is defective, the spiritual ”vibes” will be inadequate.The solution? Two sentences before the above quote, Jesus says, “Have faith in God.” It is only when we exert God-oriented faith that this promise will be effective. Mere faith in our faith or faith in our prayer is not enough to do the trick.
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