This is not a picture of a magnificent water fall. It is the drainage ditch by our house. You see we had something very unusual happen here in our area today….RAIN! We have been in Stage 2 water restriction and when it is as hot as it is here in Texas, the sun dries things out quickly. So rain came for the second time this weekend. The first rain happened when we were trying to walk the dogs. We didn’t even mind getting soaked. It made us so happy and refreshed us and the trees and grass. This year has been hard weather wise and it has been hard for me personally. My father died and my mom has been in and out of the hospital 4 times since April. When I saw the rain it gave me hope, hope that things will improve and I will see the earth and my heart began to blossom and rejoice in the refreshing rain. Even in the drought He has been good to me. Each day He has been close by my side. I don’t need the rain to encourage my heart, but it sure does help. I rejoiced over each drop, because I know the Giver of All Good Things! The Word comes to our hearts in two forms, rain and snow. The rain instantly waters, the snow takes time to melt before it nourishes the land. I am thankful for both forms!
New International Version (NIV)
As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish,so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.