Now a hurricane bearing his name is bearing down on the Republican National Convention. Look at a map. Hurricane Isaac could have aimed anywhere, but God aimed it. True or false?
Hurricane Isaac has already knocked the plans of the GOP off course. What does that mean?
What does it mean, now that the Republican National Convention has backed off its scheduled start, due to the winds and rain of Isaac? Who was Isaac? We must know.
Isaac was a male. He was an important male, a son of Abraham. In the Bible, Isaac was the child of Abraham with his wife, Sarah. The literal translation means "he will laugh". How does this the meaning apply, we consider on Sunday, our day for reflection and worship.
Isaac was conceived when his mother was beyond child bearing years. A miracle. Father and mother both laughed at the improbable miracle. Who is God laughing at, now? Obama? This is a matter for some reflection.
Maybe Obama is the wrong target. Why a hurricane? Laughter can mix with anger. Isn't that what we have, with Isaac?
Earlier in his life, Isaac had been on the point of sacrifice by his father, Abraham, when the Lord commanded that he be saved and sacrifice a ram, instead. Does God mean to be angry that the Religious Right is taking His words in vain? Are Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan the wrong candidates for the nation's highest office, we may ask this Sunday.
The first day of the Republican National Convention: what was scheduled? We have to look, because that is the day that has been postponed by Isaac's arrival.
The opening day was to be called "We Can Do Better", featuring speakers who would focus on President Obama's failures. Mike Huckabee and Gov. Rick Scott were scheduled to speak. And Jeb! Bush. Only God can do better.
Now Hurricane Isaac has blown them off the stage. What is the meaning of this? Why?
The inferences are troubling. What was Isaac's profession? He was a well digger. Think of this.
A well digger. We all need wells for our water. Florida is place where radicals commandeered environmental agencies, throttling regulations, using lawyerly language to destroy the legal meaning of pollution, allowing tens of thousands of wells to be dug, destroying Florida's water supply and aquifers. Would God be laughing at this? The profession of Isaac.
The results of well drilling to dispose of polluted municipal waste is appalling. Who are the well diggers in Florida? Radical extremists in the GOP have used the practice to foster cheap growth and impose tremendous costs on ordinary taxpayers. Yet the GOP represents itself as the party of fiscal responsibility. Of moral superiority.
Pray on this: we know that the Devil is in the details, but we don't know these details because our elected leaders have not been truthful. We don't know the details, but we know Isaac. We know God's laughter accompanied his birth. We know Hurricane Isaac is bearing down His wrath on Tampa.
What should the righteous be listening to, as Hurricane Isaac pushes Jeb! Bush, Mike Huckabee and Gov. Rick Scott from the stage? Thunder and anger.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan may have succeeded in delaying the Republican National Convention. They may have rescheduled around the "inconvenience", but questions trail them as they avoid Isaac.
To interpret God's meaning, go to the work. Always go to the work. Isaac was a digger of wells to provide God's gift to man: clean, fresh water to nourish all life. Isn't that what Isaac is bringing to Florida in anger and laughter. Sheets of rain. Who laughs when He is angry? A God who has been rejected and replaced with false idols. Who would destroy God's gifts earns His wrath.
Reverend Robertson and other evangelists: will you reject Isaac's meaning in favor of false idols?