You have heard the expression, “When it rains, it pours.” You have experienced it in all its symbolic glory, no doubt. When the kids misbehave, they all misbehave at once, while you are talking on your cell, getting a meal ready and watching helplessly as the house phone rings – no doubt, hubby trying to let you know something important.
When bad news hits, it hits on all fronts: your work, your kids’ health, their school performance, your husband’s parents etc etc etc. Fortunately, the rain which pours can also bring about happy events, all at once. Happy in our limited scope and worldview, mind you, for we have established several weeks back that all is relative and that all things work together for good, according to Romans 8:28 and many other Bible verses.
So whether it is good or bad from your perspective, let the rain pour. Let it pour because you know that plants need water to grow. And we all have seeds planted in us which need nourishing: seeds of patience, kindness, selflessness, and self-forgetfulness. Seeds of Christlikeness – God in us, the hope of glory.
Dare to remember that beyond the clouds, the angry clouds, as my son calls them, in his six-year-old imagination, the sun still shines. Recently, a relative of mine, who took her first flight ever in an airplane, shared with me how magnificent it was to soar above the clouds. She could not believe her eyes. She left behind a rainy, overcast city and boarded a plane which lifted her into the sunshine.
Today, take a flight beyond the clouds of rain and look to the Rain Giver. He will see you through this another rain, as He has many times in the past. And pray for eyes that see beyond the clouds, no airplane needed.