I am always amazed, but not surprised, at the grace of God in simple things of a Christian’s daily life, because I have always believed that God is in control of all things.
This little incident happened last fall at the beginning of our rainy season when I noticed that the skylight in one of our bathrooms was leaking and water was seeping into the drywall surrounding it. I was very concerned about it because when it rains in this valley, it is not a gentle rain. When I noticed the leak it was pouring outside. My husband got a roofer to look at it and he noticed a place down by the roof that was not caulked, so he caulked it and pronounced the leak problem fixed. But a couple of days later it rained again and the leak was back, however the roofer would have nothing more to do with it.
My husband then called a glass company that specializes in skylights, and they came to look at it and said that to try to find a leak would be pretty much impossible and that it would be better to replace the skylight. Of course, they may have been just wanting new business, but we had no choice so a date was set for a week later to install the new skylight. The problem was that according to the long-range weather forecast it was supposed to rain all of the week in which they were to come. By the grace of God, the day after the fellow from the glass company was here, the weather cleared up and for the week we were waiting the weather was sunny but very cold.
It was supposed to start raining the next Monday and the skylight was not due to be installed until Tuesday, so I began to ask the Lord to hold off the rain until the skylight was installed. Well, we did not have rain on Monday, and only a few drops on Tuesday morning. The installers arrived at 1:00pm and they did an excellent job of taking out the old and installing the new, and caulking every place they possibly could, and including caulking the skylight in the kitchen to prevent problems there because that skylight was the same age as the one that was leaking.
Now here is the grace of God: as well as holding off the rain on Monday, as the installers were finishing up installing the skylight, a few drops of rain began to fall, and as they were leaving the rain began in earnest, and it poured rain for day and night for a couple of days after, and I am happy to say that there has been no further leakage.
So I thank the Lord for his grace in holding back the rain which was so important for us because had it started raining before the installers were finished, they would not have been able to do the required caulking.
Job 5:8-10: I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number: who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields.