The rain began suddenly and without warning. The sun shone through the rain as it pounded on the neighbor’s aluminum awning-garage outside my door. It made everything glisten as if shiny new. I love rain, especially during the day. It cools off everything and keeps the dust down. My favorite activity is to go running in a morning rain shower. How can you truly experience the rain unless you are in it?
This is by no means an old sentiment. It’s something I’ve learned in the past year overseas. Rain at home in southwestern Washington is the enemy. Only during my stay here have I begun to understand the importance of rain to a dry or hot land. Rain is a blessing: “I will make them and the places all around My hill a blessing; and I will cause showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing.” Ezekiel 34:26
Blessings are very much like rain. They may come when we least expect them, or perhaps they may come as a long anticipated answer to prayer. But did you ever think that maybe YOU were that blessing or answer to the prayer of a heart that does not even know how to pray? “Then the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many peoples, like dew from the Lord, like showers on the grass, that tarry for no man nor wait for the sons of men.” Micah 5:7
We are the remnant of Jacob. We are in the midst of many peoples. We do not answer to men but to God… and God has called us:
“The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore, pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest field.” Matthew 9:37, 38
“Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, as raindrops on the tender herb, and as showers on the grass.” Deuteronomy 32:2
Let’s continue to give our lives as blessings to the earth, as the rain in its season.