The Rain

He gives rain to the earth and sends water to the fields. (Job 5:10; CSB)

Have you ever been caught in the rain? For some the rain is gloomy, wet, cold and reminds them of Winnie the Pooh’s friend Eeyore. But it doesn’t have to be that way. A spring rain is fresh and crisp smelling. It brings forward new life and inspires people to connect with the Creator God as they sit and admire His amazing ways.

Today as I was staring out the window looking at the rain fall, sipping on coffee and listening to some hymns I heard the piano version of “How Great Thou Art.” I didn’t realize it but as the piano played through Pandora I found myself singing the words “O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder, Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made; I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy power throughout the universe displayed.”

This song resonates in my heart often but I have never looked at the origin of the hymn so I did what we all do; I consulted the almighty Google; here is what I found.

A guy named Carl Gustaf was taking a walk one evening and out of nowhere I storm appeared. The wind blew and thunder rolled then it was over. As he looked over the bay he heard church bells in the distance and a song formed in his heart. (

Think about the rain. Wonder about the thunder. Sit in the amazement of God. I find it comforting to know that the God who gives the rain, waters the fields and calms the storms takes notice of me; of us. I hope today you allow God to inspire you, rain and all. Take a moment, pause in His presence and thank Him for the life He has been creating in you.


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