Thursday, May 8, 2014

3 things about rain and sunshine

The rainforest outside our door
With sunshine a memory of earlier in the week, the rain is pelting Seattle. What to do?

1. We acknowledge that we need rain as well as sun. Unlimited sun produces a hostile desert environment. Unlimited rain floods its surroundings. These lush forests of the Northwest need lots of water. And they get it, mixed with occasional and glorious warm sunshine that unfolds the leaves on the trees and opens the faces of dandelions.

2. There are tools for sun and rain. A wide-brimmed hat for sun. A wide-brimmed umbrella for rain. Lucky us.

3. Some of us have weather amnesia. When it's sunny, it's hard to remember the rain. And when it pours, sunshine is a distant memory. Let's be grateful for each day, whatever the weather.

Read more:
*They rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest. Isaiah 9:3 ESV

*Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NEV

*You have tasted that the Lord is good. 1 Peter 2:3 ESV

Moravian Prayer: Heavenly father, good news is ours to tell. Let no one fail to hear. May we serve the prisoners and feed the hungry, for love shows no choice or preference. Amen.

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