I am always so happy when it rains.. thank you Lord, for every drop. I took this photo today when it was pouring rain, you can see the rain behind the maple leaves. I think of one of my favorite events in the bible, that being when Elijah the prophet prayed for rain when there had been no rain on the earth for 3 years.
1 Kings 18:1 “And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year saying, Go, show thyself unto (King) Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth….(V2)and there was a sore famine in Samaria.” V41-46 “And Elijah said unto Ahab, get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain. So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees, and said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times. And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man’s hand. And he said Go up, say unto Ahab, prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not. And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel. And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins (gathered up his clothing) and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.”
Can you imagine the sight of Elijah outrunning the chariot of Ahab? I love this story.. if you pray and nothing happens, pray and pray again.. the Lord’s will might not be your will, but it will be the best for you.