Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Gift of Rain

We woke up around midnight to the sound of thunder. Soon the wind was blowing hard and the house shook with each loud boom. When the storm made it presence known, it brought rain to our parched land here in north Iowa. Rain. Beautiful water falling from the sky.

We awoke this morning to leaves blanketing the ground and small branches scattered around.  A couple of our neighbors lost large branches, the trees being so dry from lack of rain.  Even though my hubby is having to deal with cleaning up, we are not complaining. The trees, bushes and earth needed nourishment! Like we humans who feel refreshed after a good drink of water, so nature has breathed a sigh of relief for the rain having quenched its thirst last night.

I cannot help but relate this to those desert times that come into our lives. There are seasons where we feel so parched and dry. Nothing seems to touch our weariness, and we long for rain from above.  Living water to quench our thirst, nourish our souls.

God is His perfect timing will provide what we need. He always does.  Sometimes the relief comes after a storm in our lives.  We don't know why, but often after the "winds blow" and the "gust front" makes its way through, the "rain" comes.  A steady rain that nourishes and leaves us refreshed.  The desert place within soaks up the living waters, and we sigh in relief.  All is well with our soul.


NanaNor's said...

Blessings to you Renee, I can tell that you have walked through the desert places and come out on the other side. Powerful post filled with Truth.
Hugs, Noreen

Renee said...

Hi Noreen
Thank you. To God be the glory as he brings us through the desert places to streams of living waters...

Stacy said...

I love the fresh smell of rain! Looking forward to some Fall weather here in California. And I love how God gives us such tangible pictures to help us grasp his truths. It reminds me to be thankful even for the storms of life, for they bring the rain! God bless you Renee!

Ginny said...

Oh how I love the rain! And you are so right Renee, nothing can quench our thirst like the Lord can with his Living waters. Many blessings to you. XOXO