Rain Needed!

July 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

Rain!

Pray for rain? To whom should I pray? Whom should I ask?

If God is the giver of rain, why do not we ask? And if we ask Him why is it that we don’t want to listen to Him and obey His Word? Better yet, why ask Him at all if we do not believe that He exist, if we don’t believe that He created everything that has and has no matter, no matter what? Why ask if we do not believe that he supplies us with our daily bread which includes the rains? Why ask for rain when we believe that everything comes by chance?  Why pray, Our Father in heaven your will be done. Please give us this day our daily bread?

These are good questions. Why is there no rain here on this northern continent and why is there too much say, for instance, in England or in the Far East? They tell me that it has not been as dry here as in the last 50 years. Talking about changes in the weather.

Somebody must give us some answers to get out of this predicament. We are loosing it, that is, crops and the financial consequences of crop failure.

That somebody who will give us the answers to get us out of our troubles is God our Creator who by His amazing grace offers us free salvation from all that is evil.

You see, you will find no answer to our drought situation in our newspapers. Scientists will tell us that the cause for this drought in the change of weather patterns. Yes, that is true. But history teaches us lessons which we can not ignore. Severe droughts have happened before even in ancient times. The Bible says that the cause of our droughts and of everything else that is and goes wrong is found in us.

God puts his finger on our problem. He says, Return to the Lord your God. Your sins have been your downfall. Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive and your joy will be complete.

Most of us know the 23rd Psalm. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall lack nothing. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul.

Let us turn to the Lord God of the Scriptures, acknowledge Him as God the creator and supplier of all good gifts, acknowledge Him as a God Who is willing and able to forgive us through Jesus Christ. Let us follow the Shepherd Jesus and plead with him for his rain to fall so that we all can sing. Praise God from whom all blessing flow. Praise Him all you creatures here below.

p.s. Do not forget your umbrella!