We’ve had a great deal of rain here in the Texas Hill Country – and we needed it. While there have been a few days where I would’ve liked some clear skies, I’ve truly enjoyed the rain otherwise. There are a lot of things that rain makes me think of: Like wearing warm sweaters on a cool day, watching rivulets of water stream down the window pane, or a sipping warm mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows melting on top. It’s more than that, though. There’s just something about it that makes the world new. Clean. Fresh.
I enjoy seeing which plants spring to life after a good rain. Often, they are plants that I’ve thought long dead, or even some I never knew existed until then. This always reminds me that there’s more to life than what we can see, and that there’s beauty all around us in some of the most unexpected places.
Everything seems clean. I’m not just talking about my car, although that part is certainly true as well. I’m more referring to the way the air smells and how bright the green grass looks with drops of rain sprinkled in for good measure.
Rain also makes everything fresh. As though there are new possibilities around every corner. It reminds me that no matter how dry or desolate things may look one day, all it takes is a thorough rain to change it all. I like to think that applies to my life and the way that God can use every day things to renew my faith in mankind. In the future. In myself.
How about you? Do you like the rain? What does it make you think of?
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