It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring…”
“Don’t rain on my parade…”
“Rain, rain go away, come again another day…”
“Singing in the rain…”
“Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head……Cause I’m never gonna stop the rain by complainin'”
All these songs have been running through my mind the last few weeks as the rain has continued to fall. Remember the story of Elijah? There had been a drought in Israel for years and then Elijah begins to pray for rain (1 Kings 18). After his prayer, a small cloud began to form, and as his prayer continued, it grew darker.
“… And it came to pass in the meanwhile, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. …” 1Kings 18:45
After the years of drought, the Israelites were so glad to have rain begin to fall. It is hard to imagine years without rain. After years of dry, lost crops, and deep concern, God rain down his blessings on the people.
As much as the rain grows tiresome, I would rather have it than years of drought. The constant gray seems to bring our spirits down. We are people of light. We have to work harder to keep our outlook bright. We need to try go but on a happy face, raise our umbrellas and sing in the rain. After all, the ‘sun will come out tomorrow’ or maybe by Monday, two weeks from now…