This week, a couple of days of steady rain gave way to a bright and sunny morning. I stepped outside my back door before the sun had evaporated all the refreshing drops of previous days.
Gray days can be gloomy, and we may feel a little sluggish when one rainy day follows another, but the earth needs water, vegetation needs water, animals and mankind need water. Life cannot go on without it.
In the same way, our souls crave, they need, water. And water does not come when the sun is shining and the world is cheery and bright. Refreshing rains come in the gray, in the gloom. But if we look through spiritual eyes, we can see the soaking, the replenishing, the met need of a parched soil.
When the sun begins to shine again, there is growth.
Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out,
so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.