Rain, sweet rain! After months of dry season, we have been blessed by unexpected early rains. Neighbors, friends, even strangers seem to have lighter moods and a skip in their step with this new season upon us. Mornings bring a new freshness, and everything seems a little greener with each new day.
Are you experiencing a drought in your life, spiritually? I’m most grateful that God’s mercies are new every morning. No matter what we’ve been through or how tough things get, there’s opportunity for a fresh start with each new day.
So, if you’re disappointed with where your life is right now, maybe you just need to take some time to wash up. Seek the Lord, ask for Him to search your heart and make you clean. “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me,” (Psalm 51:10, NIV).
I saw God wash the world last night
with His sweet showers on high,
and then, when morning came, I saw
Him hang it out to dry.
He washed each tiny blade of grass
and every trembling tree;
He flung His showers against the hill,
and swept the billowing sea.
The white rose is a cleaner white,
the red rose is more red,
since God washed every fragrant face
and put them all to bed.
There’s not a bird, there’s not a bee
that wings along the way
but is a cleaner bird and bee
than it was yesterday.
William L. Stidger