Hebrews 6:7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God.
We have had an abundance of rain lately. It rained the whole time we were in Erie last month, and there have been very few sunny days since. The days have been chilly, gray, and dreary. I am so over the rain.
The rain is so plentiful, our the grass in our yard need mowing twice a week. But we can never mow it, because, well, because it is raining. But today, it struck me, that perhaps we need this rain. Perhaps this rain is preparing something, such as crops. Each summer I shop at the farmer's market for fresh fruits and vegetables. Perhaps this rain is being sent to make those things grow.
Or perhaps this rain is being sent to cleanse. After the winter, often there is a coating of dirty grit all over things. Perhaps this rain will help wash that away, and make the world sparkling and new.
Or perhaps the rain can be seen as a metaphor, the fact that God's abundant blessings are showering down upon us, yet we still find reason to complain. For, as we all know, we would be unhappy if there were too little rain, just as we are when there is too much rain.
I am not sure what the "bigger picture" reason for all this rain is. But, rain it shall, so I will choose to see it as a blessing.