Friday, February 27, 2009

Raining and Raining

"The quality of mercy is not strained; it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed. It blesseth him that gives and him that takes."

-William Shakespeare

I woke to the sound of rain dancing on my windows this morning. As much as I am longing for the warmth and beauty of spring, I couldn't help enjoying the comforting sound of the light sprinkle. I thought about the goodness of God, how His mercy endures forever, that each drought in our lives is followed by a season of renewal and refreshing.

When I'm walking through a dry season, I have to remind myself of God's everlasting promises. I must challenge myself to find hope in His word and trust His voice. Christ said, "I will never leave you or forsake you," and His word is true.

Perhaps it is sunny and warm where you are today. Perhaps you are experiencing signs of spring. Perhaps your weather is stormy or cold. Wherever you are and whatever your surroundings may be, remember that God loves you with an everlasting love and that His eyes are never removed from you one moment. Any dry season or any rainy day will be followed with a bright season of joy and gladness.

Trust in God's love. Place your confidence in His providence. He will not fail you. Have a blessed and hope-filled weekend!

"Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever."

Psalm 136:1


  1. I love visiting your blog! The music and pictures are beautiful. Your words are always so well written that I was not surprised to read that you were an English teacher!


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