The earth shook; The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of the God. Psalm 68:8 NKJV
It rained and rained and rained after Noah entered the ark. It had never rained before. Noah didn’t know what to expect. He knew that God was about to do something that he had never seen. The Lord was sparing eight people who had worked decades in building a boat on dry land. What was God going to do? There wasn’t a lake, river or ocean nearby. Not even a mud puddle. God was granting only eight people an extended life. The rest of the earth’s entire population was going to perish because of their great wickedness.
Today, God sends rain for many purposes. It replenishes our drinking water, waters our crops, purifies the air. Water is necessary for life. We can’t live without it.
According to the scripture above, rain is indicative of the presence of God. Have you ever stood on your front porch and watched it rain? If you have, then you enjoyed the fresh smell of the sweet clean air at the conclusion of the rain? There’s something special about the spring rain.
After the rain, there may be a rainbow. When you see one, think for a moment. There’s the promise of God. God said the rainbow was a reminder that He would not destroy the earth again by water (Genesis 9:11).
Rain should help us realize the nearness of God. Complaining about the rain is saying to God that we would rather He stay away for a while so we can have our fun. God knows best. So, He brought the rain. Pause for a moment and look for the presence of God in your life. Do you see it? Can you see it in the life of those around you? Take the time and observe the presence of God. He is there. What does He want you to see, realize, enjoy, and appreciate about His divine presence?
Our God is there in the rain. In every drop. Let the blessings of God fall on you so that you may be a blessing to others.
Enjoy the presence of God. Thank God for the rain and how it replenishes the earth. More important, appreciate the presence of the Almighty in your life.
Maybe for the first time, recognize that rain is an indication that God is near. Take the time to talk with Him. Listen to His words of instructive encouragement. He is in the rain to bring showers of blessing on you.
The presence of rain reminds us that God is nearer than we think. May each one of us soak in the blessings of being in His presence.
Maybe you’ll look at rain differently from now on — God is near you. Soak Him in.