by John E. Werhan
After many days of 100+ temperatures and minimal precipitation, God looked down on us with favor and relief. On Sunday, a unique weather pattern moved over our area and brought relief.
It was a blessing to get wet going from the house to the pickup and from the pickup to the building for Sunday evening services.
The cooling effect of the rain was welcome after such hot days. The blessing to top it all off was when an insulator failed on our main power line east of town. With the power out and the cool temperatures people moved outside to enjoy the tranquility of the evening.
The Psalmist writes,
“Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant and praise is becoming. Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains” (Psalm 147:1, 8).
When God gives us such blessings we should always remember that he is the one in control and give him praise. Truly, we have been praying for relief, rain and for this summer not to be as bad as last, and for a few days God has answered our prayers.
“He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him” (Psalm 91:15).
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6).
God answered our prayers let us not forget to thank him.
“…always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father” (Ephesians 5:20).
Let us praise and thank God for every blessing he bestows on us no matter how small or how large. God truly desires the very best for us all.