Tuesday morning I didn’t want to get out of bed. Not because the house was cold and my sheets were warm. Not because I was tired from a fussy baby. Not because it was still dark out. I didn’t want to get out of bed because I could hear the rain gently falling outside. The sound of rain seems so foreign to me given that it hasn’t rained in so long. This week was only the second time it had rained since Hannah was born on August 10th! Georgia needed the rain so badly and it finally rained.
I was excited to get up and put my rain coat on as I was leaving for work. I was excited to walk through puddles going into the school. I was even excited for indoor recess (no teacher ever says that…unless you really wanted it to rain!).
All of the praying for rain, hoping for rain, and waiting for rain reminded me of a verse from Hosea. “Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.” (Hosea 6:3) Rain is refreshing. Rain brings growth. Rain provides life to plants and animals. We need rain! This verse talks about God coming to us like the rain. He wants to refresh us. He wants to help us grow. He wants to provide life to us.