The God of Rain
Date Published: 01 / 10 / 2023 |
In Scripture, rain is a precious commodity.
Ancient people were highly dependent on God to provide what they needed primarily because extensive public irrigation had not yet been invented. In the rain, they saw provision in relation to the hand of God.
In the modern world, we need God just as much, but we just don’t really know it or feel it. God is providing for you and me and even for the people who don’t love him. He is good to all.
Here are 3 lessons from rain in Scripture:
1.) Rain is something only a true God can do.
“Do any of the worthless idols of the
nations bring rain?
Do the skies themselves
send down showers?
No, it is you, LORD our God.
Therefore our hope is in you,
for you are the one who does all this.”
We tend to think that it is our jobs, bank account, irrigation, and public services that provide the water, but these human means are only working with material he created.
2.) The true God provides for his children, those who are agnostic, those who deny him, those who worship false gods, those who trust in themselves and even his enemies.
“Yet he has not left himself
He has shown kindness
by giving you rain
from heaven and crops
in their seasons;
he provides you with plenty of food
and fills your hearts with joy.”
Take a moment to praise the God who provides for the world and the humans in it!
3.) Rain is an illustration of his free grace falling upon the world
“You heavens above,
rain down my righteousness;
let the clouds shower it down.
Let the earth open wide,
let salvation spring up,
let righteousness flourish with it;
I, the LORD, have created it.”
The rain falls on the righteous and the unrighteous, the poor and the rich, senators and janitors, the undeserving and the even more undeserving. The rain washes everything in its path. Our God is raining down mercy on the world everyday.
As the rain falls this week, remember the God of rain. Go outside and let his rain fall on you and be reminded of your baptism into his living water!
Grace and peace,