Monday, September 15, 2014

The Earth Rejoices

The little yellow rain gauge delivered the good news. Three-quarters of an inch of rain! Longed for; prayed for rain.

The thirsty land soaked it in. Land that had suffered long under a relentless, scorching heat. The grass in the fields had withered. It crunched underfoot. But after the rain...

The earth rejoiced! It lifted sweet little faces to the sky. After weeks of longing, refreshing had come and it burst forth in praise.

May I be ever mindful of the blessings that rain down on me. Let my heart respond with gratitude and praise.

"All the earth will worship You
  and will sing praises to You;
  they will sing praises to Your name."
  Psalm 66:4