THERES BEAUTY IN SHOWERS OF RAIN

GOD sends down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing

Ezekiel 34:26

What is our season today? Is it dry? Are we under dark clouds? Is there showers?

Our strength will equal our days Deut 33:25

Charles H. Spurgeon notes

“God sends. . . showers of blessing.” It’s not shower but “showers” plural.

God sends all kinds of blessings.

And all His blessings go together like links in a golden chain.

He gives us grace, He gives us comforting grace.

This is God’s heavenly watering.”

George Matheson writes:

If our hearts become a valley low,

God will rain on us until we overflow.

O Lord, You transform my thorn into a flower.

Job received sunshine after the rain, but was the rain all wasted?

Is the rain related to the sunshine. Only God knows—His cross tell us.

God crowns our sorrow. Let this be our crown, O Lord.

We triumph when we learn the radiance of the rain.

The landscape, brown and dry under the sun,

Needs but the cloud to lift it into life;

The dews may dampen the tree and flower,

But it requires the cloud-distilled shower to bring rich greenness to the lifeless life.

O how like this, the landscape of a life:

Dews of trial fall like incense, rich and sweet;

But meaning little in the crystal tray—

Like moths of night, dews lift at break of day

And fleeting impressions leave, like lips that meet.

But clouds of trials, bearing burdens rare,

Leave in the soul, a moisture settled deep:

Life stirs by the powerful law of God;

And where before the thirsty camel trod,

There richest beauties to life’s landscape leap.

Then read you in each cloud that comes to you

The words of Paul, in letters large and clear:

So will those clouds your soul with blessing feed,

And with a constant trust as you do read,

All things together work for good.

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