This summer has brought us an unusual amount of rain. And it hasn’t just rained. We’ve been slammed with storm after storm. Just last month we had flood damage in our basement because of the heavy, nonstop rain.
As much as lightening terrifies me, I am equally amazed by it. A few summers ago, my family and I sat on our cabin porch during our vacation in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. There was a storm brewing all around us when suddenly a bolt of lightening came seemingly within feet from us, coinciding with a thunderous boom. It was so sudden, so unpredictable, and so explosive that half of us screamed in unison. Following that was a fit of laughter. We still chuckle about to this day.
At the time of this writing I am once again listening to the soft rainfall during another family vacation in Gatlinburg and am lucky enough to witness a double rainbow. And I am reminded of those youthful, free-spirited days of running in the rain.
Isaiah 45:8: “Shower, O heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain down righteousness; let the earth open, that salvation and righteousness may bear fruit; let the earth cause them both to sprout; I the Lord have created it.
We are dependent on our Creator for these glorious gifts of nature that nourish and sustain us. And I am so grateful of these gifts each and every day.