Next time it will be fire

Flying the Rainbow flag always struck me as foolishly daring God to do something about human wickedness. But all He ever promised was not to drown the world again. The rainbow isn’t just a promise, it’s also a warning: the next time it will be fire.

CALIFORNIA: The staggering scale of California’s wildfires in 2020 continues to grow. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says as of Thursday wildfires have scorched nearly 4,844 square miles (12,545 square kilometers) so far this year. Six of the top 20 largest fires in state history have occurred this year as well.

OREGON: Authorities in Oregon now say more than 500,000 people statewide have been forced to evacuate because of wildfires. The latest figures from Thursday evening come from the Oregon Office of Emergency Management. That’s over 10{fb585635b9f6189e33442b25caac15ec2544d7054f182b4f92840c6cee65accd} of the state’s 4.2 million population. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said more than 900,000 acres have burned across the state in the last several days – nearly double the amount of land that usually burns in a typical year.

WASHINGTON: Wildfires have scorched nearly 937 square miles (2,426 kilometers) in Washington state this week, Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday as he toured the devastated remains of the town of Malden.

Some will say that it is “ironic” that concerns over air quality have led to the burning of these Promethean-run states. But it is the rejection of God that is the beginning of blindness.