Rain pours from the sky. Rain delays plans. Morning Mommies can’t walk to work, night Mommies wait. Red puddles collect and soften the earth into a sloppy, slippery mess. Shoes sink, clothes get soggy, hair unmentionable. Rain disturbs the schedule. 8 kids scheduled for the clinic at 830. At 11, rain is still pouring,the driver still stuck. When we finally arrive, the doctor with whom we had an appointment and I had emailed labs to the night before decided not to come to work. 8 soggy children waiting on the clinic porch. 3 soggy diapers (my diaper- changing-while-kid-is-standing skills come in very handy at this point, while there is no family stall with fold-down changing table. It’s a room with a flushable hole in the muddy floor and bring your own TP.) Frustration wells like the rising water. But..
The Lord controls the weather and calms the storm, Oh you of little faith, why do you doubt? He uses the water to show his power to prove himself trustworthy. The heart of man plans his ways but the Lord establishes his steps.
Plans are upset, but the seek His presence. It will come like rain.
Rain wonderfully cools the heat of the day: Relief. Rain provides nourishment for the plants to grow and consequently food for us to eat: Provision. Rain eliminates the red dust from turning up on everything: Cleansing. The sound of the roof: Rhythm for rest.
Presence pouring down from heaven. Allow it to pour. Allow it to provide, to cleanse, to renew and refresh.

Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord; he will come to us as the showers , as the spring rain that waters the earth. Hosea 6: 3


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