For many, the rain falling in sheets is a wonderful thing. Those who farm as well as those who beautify the earth with flowers have been reminding us how desperately we needed rain.
For those who will be on Bowman Field today, working on the Habitat house or starting the Homecoming displays, the rain is a great hindrance.
It isn’t always the case, but situations like this remind us of the limited scope of our vision. We tend to look at events and situations as they affect us, and as they affect us only. I remember the preacher who declared that God had saved the coast of South Carolina by making the hurricane veer further to the north – ignoring that this meant homes along the North Carolina coast were destroyed.
More than once today, after getting wet and cold, I will contemplate packing up my tools and returning to the dry warmth of my recliner. Forgetting those who have no such option, those whose livelihood and life depend upon remaining on the job and in the rain.
God is good, all the time; all the time, God is good. And I refuse to think that God chooses which of His children will get what they want and which will have to suffer as a result. I will dismiss such thoughts and argue against such reasoning. I also hope that when I complain about the misfortune that has come my way, I might step back a bit and wonder if I am being too self-centered. Might there be in a blessing in what I too quickly label as a curse?
Perhaps such thoughts will run through my mind today, rather than ill thoughts of being wet and cold and watching the Habitat house fall behind schedule. Pray with me (and for me) that this will be the case.