Tuesday, March 31, 2009
The Beauty of the Rain.....
We had rain mostly all weekend here in Alabama, complete with thunderstorms and tornado warnings. It was nasty.
In complete contrast, it cleared up yesterday afternoon, and was beautiful, and sunny.
As I was driving home yesterday, I was struck by how green everything was. It seemed like overnight the fields had awakened and taken on a new, bright shade of green.
Flowers everywhere had bloomed into an array of vibrant colors. Everything looked alive and anew.
It made me happy. It was gorgeous. I knew though, the rain had caused it.
Here I was, basking in the beauty of the grass, and the trees, and the flowers, yet I was the very one that had griped about the rain, just hours earlier.
See, we want to enjoy the benefits of the rain but we don't want to have to deal with the rain its self. We gripe and complain about the rain, yet we want pretty flowers.
Aren't we like that with the storms in our lives as well?
We want the rainbows, but we don't want the rain.
We want to be strong, but we don't want the trial.
We want courage, but we don't want to be to frightened.
We want patience, but we don't want the test.
We want the destination, but not the road that takes us there.
We want Him to work in our lives, yet we don't want Him in our lives.
I'm guilty of this.
I pray, Lord give me strength, but I don't want to ever experience the battle.
I hope to soon share with you, my blog friends, rain I've experienced in my own life.