Monday, July 09, 2007

feels like home

It's raining, it's pouring,
the old man is snoring!

We prayed for it and now we have it!! Rain, rain, rain and some more rain to go with that buckets loads of rain we have been getting. What an answer to prayer, I am also glad that we have been acknowledging and thanking God for this rain at church, as the whole of Australia was praying for it. I know for me, I can be quick to pray for something and slow to thank God if and when he answers my prayers in the affirmative. So it is great to be thankful for this great answered prayer.

I can be quick to grumble about the rain, I mean I grew up in a country where is rains A LOT but it never used to really chuck it down like it does here, it was more consistent dribble... I really don't mind the rain too much as long as I don't' really have to go out in it, I like it if I can watch movies and drink tea on my sofa with a nice warm blanket. BUT, rather than grumbling about the rain I am seeing it more as a blessing from God - a relief from the drought. There are still many places that need rain and so we need to keep praying for God to continue to provide rain for these places, also pray for the farmers who have been severly affected by the drought (and those who still are) that the rain might mean great change for them.

Let's rejoice in the knowledge that God listens to his people, he cares for them and let's pray many people might acknowledge that this rain is from his hand...

3 comments:

Giraffe Pen (기린 만년필) said...

Hear, hear! Unfortunately, rain tends to a) slow down public transport and/or b) lead to public transport cancellations. I had 2 buses cancelled on me last week. Crikey!

Nixter said...

Yeah that's not good Haydn, hope it's a better week this week ;)

Giraffe Pen (기린 만년필) said...

:) danke