Embrace the Rain

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EMBRACE   THE    RAIN   ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Here it comes!! We see the lightning…hear the thunder… R A I N !

I’ve been at baseball games and seen the rain coming…had to wait to finish a game or just flat rained out. I’ve been at the store with TONS (yes, MEGA TONS) of groceries and here comes a gully washer while I’m in the store so I’ve got to figure out how to get to the car with ALL the groceries. YIKES! For those of you not form the South, “gully washer” is a down pour…raining cats and dogs …stuff like that. I’ve been out running and it CAME DOWN on me…which can be lovely…cools me off. I’ve been asleep and slept like a baby because the rain made it that much better. I’ve been all dressed up and coming out of church/into church and it’s pouring. What’s a woman with a hairdo to do?? Ok, so you get my gist. RAIN comes!

Rain comes no matter OUR circumstances, it comes! Does that grass and trees and flowers need it? No doubt! But it can sure be an inconvenience sometimes! And sometimes it can be JUST what we needed. I’ve heard the saying that you can’t have rainbows without a little rain and it’s so true. RAIN is a gift from God but how we VIEW it is completely dependent on where we are standing…what we’re standing in/on or walking through.

So I can tell you, I’ve been frustrated by it’s timing sometimes. Sometimes it has been a COMPLETE inconvenience or annoyance. I’m in the BIG MIDDLE of something and I don’t have times for rain! Because it’s all about me and what I’m doing, right? :) Ha! I don’t have time to get wet…I don’t have time to RE-fix my hair…I don’t want to reschedule this event. Notice lots of “I” statements.

Now while I’m complaining and whining about the problems the rain is causing ME, somewhere else there is someone that is praising the Lord for His timing with the very same rain that is pouring on me. :) Different circumstance. And times I’m thanking Him for the rain and what it brings there is probably someone out there doing a little griping about the rain. Kind of the way it works, right?

So maybe I need to open my eyes a little bit wider and see a bigger picture? The RAIN brings so many good things!! Yes, it brings mosquitos..humidity..slippery roads..BUT it brings beautiful things…growth and learning how to get through and manage these situations. So today as it rains…not complaining. Embracing the rain..dancing in it!

James 1:2-3 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”