By Brad Campbell –
Just a thought to help start your week.
As a very young child, I was taught to appreciate nature and God’s creations all around me. I’ve always been a lover of flowers, and I’m thrilled when my yard blooms each year. But another thing I also learned a long time ago is that there will be no flowers if there is no rain. These beautiful red roses would never bloom in my yard again if we never had another rain.
I realize many of you have had plenty of rain lately. We, however, have not — that is until now. Yesterday’s “gully-washer” was nothing compared to the one we have experienced over the last 2 or 3 hours this morning.
The old familiar hymn says, “There shall be showers of blessing; This is the promise of love!” Every rain drop is a blessing from above. Every shower is yet another fulfilled promise from God that He will take care of your everything!
The chorus of that same hymn reads, “Showers of blessing, Showers of blessing we need; Mercy-drops round us are falling, But for the showers we plead.”
One drop would do, but Lord we pray for showers today and in the week ahead. Bless us so that we may be a blessing to You and to all those around us.
Thanking God through the rains, this is….
Just a thought.