In 2007, Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers filed a lawsuit against God, accusing the Almighty (in a fit of alliteration) of “fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes, pestilential plagues.” Lawsuit was dismissed. God doesn’t have a legal address, the presiding judge argued, so he can’t be summoned to appear in court.
Frivolous lawsuits! There are two frivolous lawsuits in our Scripture lessons today. In Exodus, Israel sues God for not providing them water to drink. In Matthew, the Pharisees sue Jesus for not having clergy credentials. God subpoenaed by his own people, God in the dock, as C. S. Lewis said it.