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The Blessing of Rain

11 Feb

The Blessing of Rain

Hebrews 6:7: “For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God.”

Back in the 1970’s, pop singer Karen Carpenter sang that “rainy days and Mondays always get me down.” I, for one, do not like rainy days. As I write, a cold rain is falling outside my office window, and the weather forecasters are predicting freezing rain, ice and snow for the next two days. The only thing that keeps me from going insane is the hope that warm weather is only a few weeks away.

In the Bible, rain is mentioned frequently. While most of us would consider rain to be a curse, the opposite is actually true. Without rain, the earth would dry up and produce “thorns and briers.” Without rain, humans could not cultivate food. Without rain, our supplies of drinking water would evaporate. The last time that I checked, we humans can’t live without food or water.

Instead of allowing rain to “get us down”, we should praise God for it. We should thank Him for all of the blessings that he gives. So, drink in the rain. Enjoy it. And just hope that it doesn’t fall on a Monday.

God, I thank you for the rain. I thank you for the blessings of food, water and the other necessities of life. Help me to praise You, even during the rainy days of life. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

 
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Posted by on February 11, 2014 in Daily Verse & Prayer

 

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