Monday, October 26, 2009

He sends the Sunshine and the Rain

I so much enjoy a beautiful, sunny day! I'm afraid our beautiful Fall days are about over for this year. It just seemed like the colors were so bright and vivid; or maybe I just appreciated it more this year for some reason. Yesterday was a pretty fall day, in the mid 50's with sunshine. I took a walk in the afternoon and enjoyed the sun (and a little bit of wind).

However! Thursday and Friday were not sunny! It rained and rained! Now, I know there are times, living in farm country, when we desperately need the rain. But right now the farmers are trying to harvest beans, and corn, and the rain has been a hindrance.

My husband is an engineer with a full time job, but is a farmer at heart. We have 80 acres that someone farms for us. He also tends to fret and worry about the crops, the rain, etc. I try to gently remind him that none of this weather is a surprise to the Lord. He brings the sunshine and the rain according to His time table.

I was looking up a verse after reading Brenda's blog, regarding the trees clapping their hands. But I also saw these verses and they struck a chord in my heart.

Isaiah 55:9-11 As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways highter than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,

so is my word that goes out from my mouth; It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire, and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

Thank you, Lord, that you know what we need and you send the sunshine and the rain, and we reap the benefits. Help me also to recognize that as we are faithful in sharing your Word, it will accomplish the purpose for which you intended it. Help me just to be faithful in sharing your love with those I meet every day, and be sensitive to needs all around me.


Brenda said...

Thanks for your verses. I was also reminded of the song, "All things bright and beautiful. The Lord God made them all." I took the photos on my blog but they just don't capture the splendor of this fall. Is it really more beautiful this year than it has ever been? It seems that way to me. Even the rain did not cause all of the leaves to fall. I had been meaning to take some photos and did not get around to it until after two days of hard rain. There are still so many beautiful, splendid trees.

Joan said...

What a great post & prayer. May God always keep me mindful of my thoughts, words, and deeds.

When the sun is shinning it is breathtakingly beautiful here (VA) in the fall. When its rainy, not so much.


Joyce said...

This was just lovely.

Diana said...

Hi Donna,
What a lovely post and you chose just the right verses! It is still beautiful here and very colorful! Although we do have rain on the way. I also love the rain and the snow.
Love Di

Teacher's Pet said...

Thank you Lord...
I don't say that enough. He deserves my unending praise.
Thank you, Donna for a beautiful post.

beckymc said...

I love the way you put the rain into perspective. Thank you..I am here in Oregon and it seems to always rain here.

Rebecca said...

The sky over your country road in that picture was SO incredible! I KNOW the farmers are getting anxious. I guess I would be too in their shoes. Praying that Lynn can relax and enjoy your upcoming getaway.