It’s been a long time since we’ve experienced rain like we’re getting today. It started as a big wind with some thunder and lightning. Then came the rain–so hard it was difficult to drive in it. The weather radar indicates that there’s more to come. We really need it. I heard a guy say a few days ago that it’s been so dry that the last time he went fishing he caught a catfish and it had a tick on it!
Usually rain is referred to as a discouraging thing. “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down” was a line from a famous Carpenters’ song. Rain is far from discouraging in our area. It’s refreshing. It brings down the humidity. The temperature drops drastically and it really feels good. Things will grow again and for a time the pests like ants and mosquitoes are not a bother.
It’s a lot like we are when the pressures of life are on us and we feel the heat of life bearing down. We tend to get discouraged. We think negatively instead of positively. Things that normally don’t get on our nerves do so in a much shorter time. We lose focus on the important things.
Then comes the showers of the Holy Spirit. A friend calls and prays with you. You find time for a break and spend it with God. Your children tell you how much you mean to them. A special scripture comes to mind. The refreshment flows. And you are blessed with precious rain!