Friday, April 17, 2009

Rainy day reflections. . . . . . . . .

It's another rainy day and I so long for the sun to shine! But until then, I will thank the Lord for the moisture He is providing. . . . He surely has a reason for sending it - of that we can be sure. Seeds will soon be planted in the fresh earth as spring is upon us! And the mositure will help them sprout:-)
It's a good time to sit inside and get cozy with a warm cup of flavored coffee and relfect upon rainfalls found in His Word.
Did you realize that when God first created the earth there were no plants or grain sprouting up for the Lord hadn't sent any rain - however, water later welled up from the ground at certain places and flowed across the land causing a green landscape and lush garden for all creation to enjoy. And God had a reason. The first ever rainfall was recorded in Genesis 7:11-12 when Noah built an ark - the Bible says "the rain came down in mighty torrents from the sky". And God again had a reason - read more about it in Genesis 6, 7 and 8. It took alot of faith and trust in God for Noah to build a huge, sturdy boat for his family and the pairs of animals God told him to get on board! I have to ask myself, would I have had the same faith as Noah? Upon reflection, even though it seems like it has been raining for a long time, it is not even close to 40 days and 40 nights! Can you imagine?
So, a few days is not so bad to endure inside and travel some muddy roads if necessary. Soon the sun will shine and the temperatures will rise. I have faith that God will bring this about. . . . He has a reason. (He knows there are flowers to plant and crops to grow :-).


Melissa Marsh said...

I love how the background looks! :-)

I wish it would rain here - it is cloudy today, so perhaps we will have some. But I didn't know that there was no rainfall until Noah built the ark. Love reading about things like this.

Janna Qualman said...

It's a pleasure to "meet" you, Carole! I'm friends with your daughter and, knowing what great stuff she has to share, I'm certain of the same with you.

Best with this new blogging adventure! :)