Thursday, August 26, 2004

Not so dreary after all

It's raining here today. I just love the rain. Even though it's dreary out, I find something refreshing about the rain. Ms. Boo has been going around all morning singing a song she made up about Jesus sending the rain so the flowers don't die. I think I like the rain because it always brings Isaiah 55 to mind. I love the end of that chapter because it reminds me that God's plans can't be thwarted. I find it comforting to know that He will accomplish what he wants even though I often fail in my service to him. Grace, grace, grace.

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
and do not return to it without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
You will go out in joy and be lead forth in peace;
the mountains and hills will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
Instead of the thornbush will grow a pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the Lord's renown, for an everlasting sign, which will not be destroyed.
- Isaiah 55:10-13

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