A Week Of Waiting For Rain

This week we had a good, soaking rain. It came out of nowhere, drenching the ground for the better part of an hour. Molly and I sat at the window and watched, mostly because it had been so long since we'd actually seen rain.

Southern Iowa has been parched of late, which is clearly seen by the layer of grime on my car. After driving on gravel roads to interview a source for a magazine article and just going up and down our own driveway, it's clear that we were in much need of a cleansing rain.

Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and has long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. James 5:7

We have a choice while waiting for the rain - we can wait patiently or we can be impatient. Think about it this way: will a lack of patience make the rain come more quickly? Will any amount of anger, bitterness, frustration or grumbling bring rain drops from the clouds?

Make this a week of waiting for the rain. You have a choice in your own life, too. You may be waiting for a prayer to be answered, or you may be waiting for a joy or blessing that you know is on its way. You can either wait in patience, trusting the Lord to bring things about in His perfect timing, or you can be impatient, murmuring about having to be held in suspense.

The choice is yours.

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