Rain on

Job 5:8-11
“As for me, I would seek God, and to God would I commit my cause, who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number: he gives rain on the earth and sends waters on the fields; he sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.”

2015-07-26-17-50-16Autumn rains have begun and I must admit on somedays, well, it feels welcome. The air always smells sweet after a light rain that manages to wash some of the pollution away from the skies. The days of warm blankets, tea and a good book take the place of the work in the gardens and at times the sound of the rain bring a sense of quiet rest. Have you ever thought of how much we depend on the rain?

Without it we would not have the abundance of food we enjoy in this country of ours. Our lakes, streams and even the ocean would be affected without it. Our drinking supply would become threatened and our health would ultimately be affected. Drought is a terrible thing for mankind, earth and animals, leading to waste and death. After a drought the earth soaks in the refreshment of the rain and soon things begin to grow and flourish once again.

Have you ever felt you were in a drought spiritually? Maybe life has thrown tough situations that have made you withdraw, or maybe your faith is wavering with shadows of doubt of what you really believe. Drought for each of us will look different depending on our own lives, but the effects are the same. Life giving “rain” of peace comes from Christ and can quench even the deepest thirst. Sometimes we are thirsting and are not really sure what would satisfy the deep need. We can trust that Christ is the Lord of the harvest and will fill that need in His time. We need to put our trust in Him and drink in the life giving words and promises and wait for the rain.

Love, Hugs and Prayers
Jackie

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