03 Jun Rain, Rain….Yes, that’s Rain!!!
Temperatures in coastal South Carolina have reached above 100 degrees for many days. The grass is brown and crunchy. Edges of the palm trees are brown and dry. The pond water across the street is much lower than usual. The alligator has moved from a regular sunning position on the pond bank to a cooler shady area.
Neighbors walk their dogs early in the morning or late in the evening. No sounds of children playing basketball. No sounds of neighbors sharing conversation in the middle of the day. All is quiet.
We pray for rain. We check the forecast every morning. We pray for other areas of the country where too much rain has caused flooding and disasters. If only we could have some of their rain and they could have some of our dry weather.
Then, it happened.
This evening, I heard a distant rumbling. Wondering if a delivery truck was close by, I walked to the window and looked at the sky. No delivery truck.
Yes, the sound I heard was thunder. Would rain come next? I imagined the blades of grass trying to stand taller to reach for any moisture that might fall from the sky. I pictured birds with their beaks open wide hoping to catch a drop or two.
Within a few minutes, the first drops hit the roof. Pitter patter, drop drop, plop plop as the raindrops fell harder.
Alan and I were so excited. We walked to garage, opened the door and stood to watch the amazing sight. Rain, rain, rain. From downpour to gentle rain, our prayers were answered.
More rain is needed but we are thankful for the rain God provided today.
Best of all, as we stood and watched the rain lighten, we noticed a gift. A beautiful rainbow. God’s promise. God’s covenant. Amazing.
What’s the weather like in your area? Rain, dry, snow or sleet? Share with us.
Have a blessed day,