This morning we got up and got ready for church as usual. Dannye has an ear infection, so I wasn’t positive she would be able to go this morning, but she was the first one up. As we got ready, I was noticing that she was really have to try hard to keep going. I was having a hard time, too.
Well, we got into our Sunday best, and climbed into Dan’s truck. As we headed down the road to church, we saw a black, black sky up ahead of us. As we continued on, rain began dropping, then showering, then pelting the windshield. We were so excited! We haven’t had rain at our house in months.
We stopped at McDonald’s to get me a Diet Coke and Bill & Dan a breakfast sandwich, thankful for the awnings that prevented the beautiful rain from coming in on us at the drive-through. I looked at my quickly fading Dannye Reigh, and just decided I’d ask. “Do you want to go home?” She said she really did, and Bill said that was okay, so we got our order and headed back home. I’ll admit I was looking forward to getting into my lounging clothes, sitting in my office, and watching it rain.
As we drove back home, the rain lessened the closer we got, but we had high hopes that it would follow us there. We arrived home, changed our clothes, and watched a sermon by Dr. Adrian Rogers (one of my FAVORITE pastor/preachers) – and watched the darkening sky for rain.
Soooooo…..it never came! Not one drop! The wind picked up. The trees were rustling. The windmill was spinning vigorously. The sky became blacker and blacker. Then became lighter and lighter. Then bluer and bluer. And the sun peeked through. Not one sprinkle of rain ever hit our dry, dusty yard!
I was begging the Lord to give us at least a little rain, but mostly I was (am) hoping that the area where the wildfires are would received a good soaking. Flare ups are still happening occasionally, and hotspots are everywhere in the burned areas. I don’t know if it rained over in that direction, but I pray it did.
We still have chances of rain all this week, so perhaps our yard will get some badly needed watering another day. I felt the Lord reminding me that He is good all the time – even when it doesn’t rain, and I was flooded with peace and joy that it is true. God is good all the time. All the time, God is good!
God bless your day!