A Little Rain

The steady staccato of drops splashing on my camper awning reminded me this morning that “into each life, a little rain must fall.”  This whole trip we have been blessed with near perfect weather: highs in the 70’s and lows in the upper 50’s or lower 60’s.  Partly cloudy to mostly Sunny.  The rain that had fallen, happened at night – while we were sleeping.  Ideal.

On this, the first morning of our second week of vacation, I need to pack up the camper…but it’s raining.

It is fascinating to me that if we could choose our weather any given day, we would choose that which leads to death…a desert.  We even have a children’s rhyme for it: “Rain, rain go away. Come again some other day.”  We just don’t seem to ever want that other day to come, or at least not in any way that inconveniences us, you know – it should rain at night. 

Life requires rain.  That’s why “God causes the rain to fall on the just and the unjust alike.”  This is not a curse, but a blessing!

There are positives to the pitter-pat of rain upon the awning…a little extra time time to sip my morning coffee and reflect with you upon the many facets of God’s grace.

Thank you, God, that I am not in control.  That you send the rain and the wind whether I want them or not.  That your goodness to me goes beyond my capacity to choose it…and that “this too shall pass.”

Take a few moments and reflect on the inconveniences of your day…then thank God that He is in control, and creating a better life than you could plan.

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