Have you ever just stopped what you were doing and listened to the rain falling? It’s one of the most simple things to do, but its also one of the hardest. There’s nothing like lying in bed in the early morning light listening to the pat, pat, pat of drops on the tin roof. Or maybe by the open window in your favorite chair hearing the rhythm of the drops falling on the grass or pavement. It’s the hardest because it requires you to stop…and be still.
There’s the thrill and excitement of the sudden downpour that catches everyone off guard, and then there’s the steady, watering the earth, rain. That’s the one that stills my soul.
It is something that can be overlooked in the hurry and hustle bustle of everyday life. But when you stop and just listen, you realize it’s a gift from the Creator. It reveals part of His character. He is steady; His voice is calm. His word is nourishing, reaching the deep places in our hearts that need watering. His presence with His people is refreshing. The Word of God washes over us, cleansing us of the dust and dirt that can gather.
Be still and listen. Next time it rains, whether a consistent watering or a drenching soaker, take a few minutes to enjoy the gift of rain. Praise the Lord for His faithful care of you. For His provision of your very breath, of water, of growth, of stillness.
“And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.”
“Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!”