It had been raining for days. The rivers were rising. The farm fields had turned to ponds. Gardens were bedraggled and swamped.
Our rain gauge overflowed the 8″ mark at the top.
And then the sun came out…
The tulips had survived the constant battering.
The flowering trees suddenly had blooms.
…and the trees that looked sad and lonely yesterday were dancing with joy today.
It is all a reminder of God’s faithfulness. Even in the darkest times He is at work. Days of pelting rain had not destroyed His handiwork.
We are living through some dark times, but there will be a new day.
God is not absent. He is certainly not silent. We often can’t hear because we have grown deaf. He has promised to be with us. He has also promised that He is getting a place ready for us.
“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:1-3
And such a place it will be.
“Then He showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. There will no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve Him;” Revelation 22:1-3
So take heart. God is still watching. God will right the wrongs. It may seem dark, but a new day is coming.
“and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4
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