Thursday, August 16, 2012

MONSOONS REFRESH THE PARCHED EARTH

     Yesterday we had our first big rain of the monsoon season. The season officially began a few weeks ago, but it has not produced much rain until now—a few short showers that passed quickly.  Yesterday we had a heavy downpour for a few minutes and then a good rain continued for perhaps half an hour.  Today the thunder and lightning is promising more of the same.  That’s good for the parched earth needs moisture badly.  

      Wow! It was so good to have the rain pouring onto our dry landscape.  The garden plants and the grass basked in the moisture and they soaked it in thirstily.  How refreshed they were in this torrent of moisture from the heavens. 

     Sometimes I feel so dry and thirsty in my spirit and so needy to experience a new deluge of God’s love. In those times, spending a little time reading God’s Word and meditating on all He has done for me brings me refreshment.  I am renewed with the flood of realization that I am so blessed to have my Lord Jesus as my companion and guide along this journey we call Life. Through all the ups and downs in my life—and there have been many—He is there guiding, encouraging, and loving me as no one else can.  

      These monsoons remind me of God’s love flooding over my soul and replenishing my spirit.

      Thank you, God, for the monsoons.

"Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.”  Acts 14:17
S. Carolyn Lewis
©2012

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