Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Rainy Day

Today is a rainy day. Overcast, with a biting wind, cold raindrops hurling themselves on my windows, and mud-- mud everywhere. It's a day we could easily allow the weather to affect our attitudes, to feel gloomy and dissatisfied.
Instead, let us us think on the blessings we have been bestowed today. We have a solid roof over our heads, and some provider of warmth, whether that be a roaring fire on the hearth or a furnace in a side closet. Today is the perfect day for settling down on in a cozy nook with a piping mug of tea and a good book. Busy yourself in whatever tasks you find at hand to do, and enjoy the blessings of doing a job well.

This rain is preparing the ground for winter, and soon after that, spring. The rain shall nourish the soil which will later yield spring delights. Soon, the rain shall cease, and for a time we shall enjoy the warmth of the sun and the autumn breeze.

So, what storm hangs over you today? Do you see the gloom and fail to remember that the sun still shines above those clouds? Persevere, and remember:

"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." Psalm 30:5

Take some time to strengthen your heart in the promises of God's Word today. 

"Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised)" Hebrews 10:23

Today is a rainy day... but remember, the sun still shines above those clouds!


Jacqueline at said...

My dear Bea, I am so glad to make your acquaintance and am very much looking forward to getting to know you and what is important to you. I like you already!! It is a lovely rainy day here, as well, and I am applying your principles of godliness and contentment to my day as well. Yes, there may be mud and gloom, but I can feel the sunshine of the Lord in my heart and mind as He brings you into my life. Cheerio, my friend!

Thatsnews said...

Or you could think: "Hey! This is real typical English Cottage weather!" And what sometimes passes for the English summer!

Actually, your post was most evocative and thought-provoking.

The best cure? Well, an Aga cooker to sit by, with a plate of fresh scones not long out of the Aga, with home made jams, unsalted butter and clotted cream with a large pot of Tetley's Tea!

Anonymous said...

Dear Bea,

I love rainy days. They make me feel cozy and warm inside our home.

Your post was a good reminder that our hard times won't last forever.

I'm looking forward to reading your blog!


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