Well in case you have not seen the news lately, Texas has had almost 2 straight months of rain. There has been no rain fall like this in years according to news agents. For almost two months it was almost daily/nightly thunderstorms and tornadoes across northern Texas. There were many jokes and memes on Facebook about Noah swinging by to pick up folks or that the rain fall was actually God crying because of the shutdown of Texas Blue Bell ice cream factories, and other nonsense!
Of course in life rain is needed and significant. Rain waters things so that they can grow. You cannot grow anything without water. Key processes of growth is 1) Planting 2) Watering 3) Nurturing and 4) Light. So needless to say for things to grow that water/rain was very necessary. Rain also washes away things. It helps clean the air of pollutants as it falls. Rain provides water so that we do not die in drought. Rain also helps remove dead leaves from trees so that new ones can grow. Of course tornadoes, thunderstorms, and rainfall has caused some damage and flooding across Texas.
This infographic shows the estimated amounts of rainfall.
WHEW!!!!!! That is a LOT of rain! and that was just in May.
But... Without the rain the earth cannot bear fruit and without that fruit we would die. Of course the bible has much to say about rain. But two of my favorite verses about rain are:
Isaiah 45:8 “Shower, O heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain down righteousness; let the earth open, that salvation and righteousness may bear fruit; let the earth cause them both to sprout; I the Lord have created it.
Deuteronomy 11:13-15 New King James Version (NKJV) 13 ‘And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today, to love the Lord your God and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul, 14 then I[a] will give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil. 15 And I will send grass in your fields for your livestock, that you may eat and be filled.’
So as you can see God places great emphasis on rain. In times of abundant rainfall it is always prudent to evaluate yourself and your surroundings.
What needs to be washed away?
What needs to grow?
What needs to be nourished?
What needs to be cleansed?
Even though the rain has finally stopped in Texas ... FOR NOW... I hope the rain has renewed you, or cleansed you, or helped you to grow!
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