The forecast for this weekend is rain. Normally I would be bummed about this. I love a good sunny weekend. And the potty training is defnitely benefitted from the Peanut running around the backyard naked peeing with the dog. But not today. Today I am hopeful for the rain. Rain makes grass grow.
It is inconvenient, rain. It makes people stay inside and ruins thier plans. Rain makes everyone in the city of Atlanta drive like an idiot. Seriously, light showers will make everyone turn on their blinkers and drive thirty miles an hour on the interstate. And when you pass them they honk at you like you are the moron who can’t drive. No one is excited that there is rain.
But I am. Because rain is beneficial to making things grow. All of those tiny seeds need rain.
A month or two ago I tweeted this “Take my pride oh Lord, steal it from me.” And the Lord is faithful and is answering that prayer. It is hard and sometimes inconvenient. It is a little gloomy and doesn’t feel nice all the time. Sometimes I had other emotional plans that get rained out.
But without rain there is no growth. So I am learning to be thankful for the rain. Hopeful about the promise of growth in it.
dang, oh dang. this is so relevant to me. i won’t start out for a run when it’s raining out but if it starts raining during the middle of a run, the harder, the better. it makes me feel new, like a fresh start is coming. yea, the happenings of this past week have definitely not been in my plans, as you know, and with that in mind, the words, ‘without rain [or storm], there is no growth,’ resonate with me today. I’m working on the thankful part, though.
Who isn’t working on that thankful part? Praying for you.
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