This summer has been very dry. Droughts have caused a lot of problems around the globe. No matter how advanced science becomes, we still can’t make rain. Just like the rain comes from God, so does grace. We can’t make rain, neither we can make grace or save ourselves. Also, just like it rains on everyone, so is grace meant to everyone. God is eager to pour out grace upon grace on everyone. Grace is like rain, just as pure and refreshing.
Let us acknowledge the Lord;
let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises,
he will appear;
he will come to us like the winter rains,
like the spring rains that water the earth.
(Hosea 6:3, NIV,*)
Grace is like rain
Oftentimes we are spiritually as dry as the earth has been this summer. When we finally receive grace, it feels as wonderful as rain after a drought. Sometimes we can be so dry that – just like land after a draught – we are first unable to receive all that grace is. But God does not give up on us. There’s always more grace.
Just as plants need rain to grow, so do we need God’s grace to grow in faith. Rain brings life out of seeds, grace brings out life out of us. Rain is needed so that plants can grow into what they were meant to be. That is true for us too. We do continually need God’s grace to keep on becoming what God has created us to be. There will be no fruit if there is no rain. So it is in our spiritual life too. We are barren without grace. Blessedly, there’s plenty of grace in the forecast for all of us.
Thank you for loving us and caring for us.
We need you so much, Lord.
Shower us with unusual means of grace.
Give us everything we need to grow in our faith.
In Jesus’ precious name,
Q4U: Do you think grace is like rain? How have you felt grace as rain in your life?
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Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you seek God and his grace!
*[As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses toBiblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.].