Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Rain & Renewal

It rained most of the day yesterday.  I love the rain.  Well, I love the rain when I don't have to get out in it.  I plan my outfits around the rain. For example, I hate wet socks so I wear sandals whenever possible.  I am not a fan of rain boots - they are too heavy.  So yesterday I wore sandals and a skirt (a rarity) because I also hate wet pant legs.

I love being at work in the rain.  Our library has a wall of floor to ceiling windows.  Yesterday worked out well because it didn't start raining until school started.  Of course, I couldn't spend a great deal of time staring out the windows. I had work to do but it did get me thinking. Why do I love the rain so much?

When it rains, the sky is overcast.  You could see overcast as gloomy but I see it as comforting.  It's dark and cozy.  When I'm at home, it's perfect nap weather.

As a little girl, I always liked the little rhyme: "April showers bring May flowers". {Also, it's accompanying riddle: "What do May flowers bring?" "Pilgrims"} Rain signals renewal and new growth.

It reminds me that I am still a work in progress.  I still have room to grow.  I'm not finished.  God is teaching me things every day.  I am being renewed. I am reminded of one of my favorite Psalms.

And, of course, the Shane and Shane song that goes with it...

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