The Joy of Rain!

The Importance of Rain

The Old Testament world was primarily agricultural; yet the geographical area in which many Bible stories take place tends towards dryness, even drought. Therefore, rain was the lifeblood of sustenance. The early rain began the growth of the crop; the late rain brought that growth to fruition.

Text from Jews for Jesus

Let us acknowledge the Lord;

    let us press on to acknowledge him.

As surely as the sun rises,

    he will appear;

he will come to us like the winter rains,

    like the spring rains that water the earth.”

Hosea 6:3 New living translation
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Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.”

Acts 14: 17 new International version
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You heavens above, rain down my righteousness; let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, let righteousness flourish with it; I, the LORD, have created it.

isaiah 45: 8 new international version
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Our Father,

Thank you for rain!

Thank you for the sound of it bouncing off the skylight,

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for the patterns it makes as it runs in rivulets down the window panes.

Thank you for the scent of the damp forest floor

and the smelly aroma of my dog’s wet coat.

Thank you for how it causes the crops in the field to grow

and for bringing forth blooms of resplendent beauty.

Thank you for the blessing of Your rainbow!

In Jesus Name

Amen.

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