why Rain?

April 8, 2009

Last summer, I was walking back from volunteering at American Dance Festival, which is truly more international than it sounds. It was July 4th. I had refused plans to see fireworks in favor of attending a dance, which was very beautiful. I also had great seats and felt the heart of God wooing me as a couple danced on stage.

During the end of the performance, a religious dance was performed. The dancers all wore white and did adoration dances. The thunder started, accentuating every move. I could FEEL God’s power.

I had parked quite a long ways away, but I wasn’t going to let a little thunderstorm intimidate me. In my long, flowing skirt, I enjoyed the rain and jumped every time the lightning flashed. It was as bright as daylight. I was THRILLED with excitement and thought, “Rain is Romantic.”

It’s also cleansing. There was a time in college when a boyfriend had just broken up with me. He loved cars and always washed mine for me. One spring day after our breakup, I walked outside. My red car had previously been pollenated so that it was yellow. Enough of a rainstorm had come through (one of those NC flash rains that lasts less than 10 mins) and my car was completely clean!

Rain is mentioned 107 times in the Bible. I can’t help but think of the double meaning. God REIGNS. If anything, through this process (of which there are many more details that I don’t even have time to write about), I have seen His hand move so intricately. He cares a lot about me getting to Scotland, but more importantly, He cares a lot that I trust Him, love Him, give Him my all. 

Rain is a blessing:
“He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.” Psalm 147:8.

Thank God I’ll get to see those green hills in Scotland, a constant testimony to God’s faithfulness.

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