Thursday, August 5, 2010

I Love the Rain

As a child, we lived in Big Spring, TX.  Not a large metropolis, but a neat town.  I thought so.  Still do. I loved the park.  Have sang at the ampitheatre many times.   Spent most summer nights at the ball park watching church league softball.

We often had singing groups come through town, too.  The Goodman's, the Galileans, Sue Dodge - too many to remember.  Many friendships were made and a love for Gospel music grew.  Honestly, I like
most music!  I think I was the first in my family to ever buy Beethoven!  In our music library we have
the Beatles as well as Beethoven!  Chris Rice to the Beach boys!

One of my favorite songs is from the Gallileans:

Little flowers never worry
When the wind begins to blow.
And they never, never cry
When the rain begins to fall.

Oh, it's wet and oh so cold,
Soon the sun will shine again.
Then they'll smile unto the world,
For their beauty to behold.

When the clouds begin to gather
And the storm begins to blow,
Little flowers don't complain,
Though they're tossing to and fro.

Oh, I guess they've learned the secret,
They don't fret because they know,
If it never, never rained,
Then they'd never, never grow.

The weather here in Colorado reminds me of this song.  It is so unusual for us to have days of rain - even just one day of solid rain.  This is a week of rain.  I love it!  The Mesa is so green.  My little garden is drinking big gulps of God's goodness.

This weather brings the unexpected.  The rain has brough rest.  We aren't running about as much.

I am thinking of times in our life of "rain" - storms that change plans and bring darkness.  Sometimes lightning strikes stir fear.  This was not in our plan!

But it was in God's plan.  He who knows the end from the beginning has seen the storm on the horizon since time began.  And He is not worried.

Let the Rainy Day in your life bring some rest to you.  Choose today to breathe deep and take in God's goodness.  Smell the rain!  It's refreshing!  God is near to you!  Listen to the patter on the roof.  Is he tapping on your heart?  The lighting only reminds us how powerful is the Creator of the Universe.  The thunder is His voice declaring,  "Be still and know, I AM GOD!"
Enjoy the rain today!  Let God be God in your storm.


  1. Ok, did you write this for me? Because it totally speaks to where I am at today. I love you friend.

  2. I hadn't realized until now that life did get to slow down a bit with all the rain. I didn't appreciate His refreshing like I need to!