Praying for Rain
“What!” you say, “Praying for rain? We’ve had lots of rain! Please, enough!”
I know what you are saying. But I’m talking about a different kind of rain. It’s dry, very dry. There’s a drought throughout our beautiful country. The hearts of people are very dry. Hearts have become very hard. There is no life in their eyes. There is no spring in their steps. There is no joy in their speech and no music in their ears.
Rather people are weeping. Curse and judgment are everywhere. The blood of the unborn soaks the earth. People are dying from medically induced injections. “Save the planet!” is the cry of another. The foundations of our homes are crumbling; homes are falling apart. “More money for our health care and education!” cry our politicians!
There’s no rain. There are only stones for bread.
We need life-giving rain from heaven. I’m talking about rain that refreshes and renews. Showers of blessings we need. need a life giving rain that brings laughter, joy and blessing to our homes; song, dance and beauty. Many would go through sewers to obtain it.
But Christ freely offers it. He is the true and living One. He is the blessing from heaven. He is the rain. But we must go to Him for the rain to renew our lives. He is the bread so that we may hunger no more. He is the living water so that we may thirst no more. He satisfies. He quenches our thirst. He is the Source. He is the fountain. Out of Him flow rivers of living water!
This life-giving water renews all creation. Hear this beautiful description from the Bible: “The lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb sing. For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert. The parched ground will become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water. . . “
For all who want rain in their lives, know this: Christ took the curse and judgment for sins upon Himself on the cross for all who trust on Him. In exchange, He freely gives His blessing and life. But we have to turn to Him for it and leave behind the life of famine. He answers the prayer for rain.