I talked about rain the other day but at the time, I didn’t realize how much it would rain! Wow, I thought I might need to get an ark ready last night. I hadn’t seen that much rain in a 24 hour period in a long time. We must have gotten a couple inches of rain! That is a bunch for the desert.
I was watching outside our house as the water started collecting on the sides and in the rear of our house. In fact, with just a little more moisture, I could have had a swimming pool. After being so dry and so sunny, it was a stark change. I wasn’t worried about the roof leaking. I was a bit concerned as the water collected along the sides of the house that we might get water through the cracks and crevices of the foundation.
The problem was that the ground could not absorb the water quickly enough. It wasn’t that the plant life didn’t need the water. It just couldn’t handle it all dumped on it at this alarming rate. It was overkill!
This morning, I woke up to sunshine! Much of the water had dissipated. It was as if the storm hadn’t even occurred.
Some of my friends are really getting dumped on right now. They are facing some very tough things; death of friends in the church, parents who are looking like they are entering their last days, financial stress, physical issues, the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. It is hard to cope with it all at one time.
But, the sun will shine again. It might not feel like it right now, but it will. I guess that is where this whole trust relationship comes in; believing that God is there even when its hard to see Him.