when all of a sudden I heard the sound of pouring rain.
My eyes quickly darted to the open door.
Looking out I saw heavy rain falling.
As if on cue my daughters eyes met mine.
and our room at the motel was blocks away.
By this time the gushing water was filling the street.
Then I heard those words.
“Just rain.” I glanced up at the man behind the counter.
He was smiling broadly
well used to these sudden summer showers.
“Yes, just rain.”
My girls and I chuckled as the words sank in our mind.
Where we had immediately thought of the difficulty
his words spoke calm reason.
No need to stress.
No, it was just rain.
Those words turned around our experience.
On the count of three we ran out the store,
Up the street
Splashing through the deep waters
I’ll never forget it.
Sure we were wet by the time we arrived back at our room.
Soaked to the bones
it was just rain.
It applies to much of life, doesn’t it.
People tend to react emotionally
to sometimes exaggerate
making something seem like a catastrophe
when all along it is
Writing from his prison cell the apostle Paul wrote these words.
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice.” Philippians 4:4
A joy that sings no matter what.
The holiday season approaching.
Let’s count if all joy, my friends.
It’s all life. No need to get upset or discouraged.
It’s just rain.
So let’s begin to sing in the rain.
Put on our raincoats
turning a wet scene into another adventure.
Count on it
Life will happen.
It just does
but our choice to maintain a heart that sings
no matter what
will open up doors of possibility
that we had no idea existed.