Soaked

It wasn’t pretty, but it was delightful.

Just a few days ago I wrote a blog post about deserts and dry spells and how we were having our driest season in 80 years.    I wrote about how we needed a good soaking.  And I wrote about how sometimes in the dry seasons of our lives we need a good soaking as well and how I was going to be thankful for the desert because I knew the rain was coming.

I got what I asked for.  In the grocery parking lot.

It wasn’t raining when I came out of the store with my full cart.  Halfway to my car, the heavens opened up.  Literally.  Huge, splashing raindrops pelted me – and my groceries.  Within seconds I was soaked.  Not just a little wet.  Soaked.

I had no option but to stand in the rain and put my bags in the car.  By the time I got myself in and took a look in the rearview mirror, I was a mess.  Hair dripping, make-up running, clothes plastered to my body.   And  I found myself laughing out loud. 

God was reminding me about my blog post.  He was reminding me that indeed, His showers of blessing come  – sometimes when we least expect them.   I didn’t mind the deluge and I didn’t really mind getting drenched.  

The rain came – and will come.  Just as He promised.

How great is God—beyond our understanding! The number of his years is past finding out. He draws up the drops of water, which distill as rain to the streams;  the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall on mankind.          Job 36: 26-28

For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, and floods on the dry ground; I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, and My blessing on your offspring.  Isaiah 44:3

Rain down, you heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness; Let the earth open, let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together.  I, the LORD, have created it.  Isaiah 45:8

Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,” Says the LORD of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.  Malachi 3:10

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