Count on it.
Rain does fall. Prepare for it.
I remember a time a few years ago when my girls and I were at the beach.
A sudden shower sent us ducking into a nearby store.
As we stood together inside watching the heavy downpour
I heard the voice of a man.
Turning my head I saw the elderly man behind the counter looking at us.
“It’s just rain,” he said with a twinkle in his eyes.
Sudden showers were frequent. He should know living here at the beach all his life.
“Just rain,” we all repeated looking again outside as the rain gushed.
But for us it meant
no time on the beach, at least not for a few hours,
getting soaked since we were without car
and our room was a long walk away
change of plans
the man was right!
It was just rain.
Why do we always think things will go the way we plan?
That vacations mean sunny days every day?
That there won’t be time when we need to be flexible?
All of a sudden we all laughed.
Just rain. A great perspective.
After a few minutes we all dashed out of the store, across the street
and up the sidewalk that led to our home away from home.
Sure we got wet
no photo from that experience
But in my heart it left a shining moment that I remember to this day.
Rain will come.
It’s just rain.
Days of eternal bliss are for heaven.
While we are here on earth
let’s encourage each other with words of hope and cheer.
When the rain comes
and troubles mount
Jesus told us, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart.
I have overcome the world. I have told you things so that in Me
you may have peace.” (John 16:33)
Our peace is not about having a trouble free life.
No, it’s about knowing Him
snuggling into His everlasting arms of love
in the midst of trouble.
Yes, as we watch the rain falling around us
“You are loved with an everlasting Love
and underneath are His everlasting arms.” (Jeremiah 31:3)
Shining moments all around.
For the darker it gets
the more obvious is His Glorious Light.