Rains from Heaven
After this dry spell we have had, it was pleasant this past week to watch the rains fall from heaven. It reminded me of the text in Acts 14 where Paul reasoned with some pagan worshipers. "Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men, of like nature with you, and we bring you good news, that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them. In past generations he allowed all the nations to walk in their own ways. Yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness." vs.15-17. With the rains falling, and seeing green plants growing is a witness that God is. A lot of people say they cannot see God. But the blessing of rain falling on the plants, of them growing food for everyone, is clear and loud testimony of the existence of God. The air is fresh and pleasant when it rains. Our hearts are satisfied by the good food and joy of the harvest we partake of. Let us give glory, honor, praise to the Creator and Sustainer of this world for his bountiful blessings. Let us not be like the heathen that give no thanks and no honor to God. "For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened." Rom.1:20-21. I guess the reason people cannot see God, is the same reason a thief cannot see a policeman, they don't want to see one. Thank you Lord for all your bountiful blessings this past week and every week you bless us.