Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day 2: Raindrops on Hydrangeas

As the rain poured down, Kate and I went out and sat on our porch swing to watch. The leaves on the hydrangeas filled with water. I thought, "This is the perfect place to see God."

Here's our conversation:

Me: "Kate, do you know who made the rain and where it comes from?"
Kate: "I dunno."
Me: "God. God made the rain. Why do you think He made the rain?"
Kate: "Why?"
Me: "To water the earth. To give the plants a drink. You know how you get thirsty and need a drink of water? Well, flowers and trees and plants like those in the garden need water too or they will dry up and die. God takes care of His creation. He knows what everything needs and provides for it because He loves what He made. "
Kate: [Running and jumping up and down...She is only 2.] "Can we go swing?"

At this point the rain had stopped, so I acquiesced.

We raced to the swing set to get some swingin' in before another storm broke loose. It wasn't two minutes before the rain started falling again. Still, Kate got her swinging in even though she was drenched by the time we made it back into the house.

There's just something about a rainstorm that draws you closer to God. You feel His presence coming down with each drop, giving life, providing nourishment, and slaking your thirst.

Lord, thank You for revealing Yourself to us in the rain. Thank You for cooling off the hot earth, for watering the plants, for giving sustenance to all Your creation. Thank You for knowing our needs and always meeting them in Your way and in Your time. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Where have you seen God today?

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