Its kind of amazing what happens on a rainy day here in the desert. Rain is so so good for the desert. It softens the thirsty soil. It refreshes the plants. It provides water to the animals. It settles the dest for a time. And it gives a fresh air for our lungs. I always love the rain. I love the gentle pitter patter it makes on the roof. I love the smell it gives. I even love the humidity it brings. I sleep so well with the rain going. Its refreshing, I’m revived. It gives me energy to work outside for a time being. It gives fresh outlook on life. I love the rain!
Rain and scripture are simular. Scripture revives us. It gives us water to our thirsty souls. It settles the dust or troubles we are facing. It provides health and comfort. We are no longer a droubt. It makes us thirsty for more, its so refreshing, we should NEVER be satisfied after reading scripture. We should want more. We should learn, not just read but learn and apply it. Use the rain.
Rain has a purpose, so does scripture. We need rain, we need scripture. Interestingly, if you do a reference search for rain, In the Bible, God withheld rain when His wrath was kindled. Rain= blessing/favor.
” When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain, because they have sinned against You, and they pray toward this place and confess Your name and turn from their sin when You afflict themBut rain had its consequences as well. Noah and the flood. 1 Kings 8:35
But rain had its consequences as well, Noah and the flood, and;
” Is it not the wheat harvest today? I will call to the LORD, that He may send thunder and rain Then you will know and see that your wickedness is great which you have done in the sight of the LORD by asking for yourselves a king.
So Samuel called to the LORD, and the LORD sent thunder and rain that day; and all the people greatly feared the LORD and Samuel.” 1 Samuel 12:17-18
Anyway, just some rambling thoughts.
‘They do not say in their heart,”Let us now fear the LORD our God,Who gives rain in its season,Both the autumn rain and the spring rain,Who keeps for usThe appointed weeks of the harvest.”