If you don’t know already, I love the rain. I love the cleansing effect that it has and the way the earth smells. Everything is CLEAN. I would have the windows open and let the breeze in but as old as this house is, it would trap the moisture and create problems later. But for now, I will have the door open and admire the scenery and how quiet everything looks. It is a great time for meditation as well. Reflecting on the things the Lord has brought me through over the years and how he has blessed me and continues to bless me. I think about His goodness and mercy and grace and even the lessons that I have learned through his discipline. On days like these, especially when it rains (or snows) that I take a moment to reflect on these verses from one of the best sermons that I have ever heard. I say this because that every time that I come across this particular passage in the bible, there is always conviction. Where there is conviction, there is room to grow. Matthew 6:26-34 (KJV)
25. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
26. Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
27. Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
28. And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29. And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31. Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32. (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
34. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Every time it rains, it reminds me that the Lord, our Father will take care of His creation and I know that we are held in higher regard than the animals and plants he takes care of. This is my rainbow, my promise, our promise that the Lord loves us and takes care of us.