What a wonderful day it was yesterday to see these mysterious drops of water falling from heaven and drenching a parched and thirsty ground. I was talking to a friend and he mentioned that everyone he seemed to run into yesterday at work was just in a good mood because of the desperately needed rain. This morning I walked out to look at my vegetable garden, flower beds, and grass and it's like they have sprung back to life once again. If I could hear them talking they would probably have said, 'at last we're not having to settle for that nasty chlorinated city water you keep giving us and we finally got the good stuff from God!'
Isn't it amazing that in all of our technological advancement as a society we are still as desperately needy of rain as they were in the dark ages. I think this time of drought has turned many of our hearts back towards God and reminded us of our dependence on Him. Even at our softball game on Monday night one of the guys was reminding everyone to pray for rain. In Job 36 it says, 22 "Look, God is all-powerful. Who is a teacher like him? 23 No one can tell him what to do. No one can say to him, 'You have done wrong.' 24 Instead, glorify his mighty works, singing songs of praise. 25 Everyone has seen these things, but only from a distance. 26 "Look, God is exalted beyond what we can understand. His years are without number. 27 He draws up the water vapor and then distills it into rain. 28 The rain pours down from the clouds, and everyone benefits from it." So let's stop and thank God today for rain and all of the good gifts He has bestowed upon us that we daily take for granted!