I’m rather odd… There is no two ways about it. I am or rather was standing in the glorious shower of God’s rain as it poured rather nicely buckets of cool rain drops upon my person. It is the most delightful thing you can probably ever do, stand in the cool rain on a rather warm day.
God’s amazing at calming the storm. Recently the the story of Jesus calming the storm stands out so strongly.
A Storm (Matthew 8:23-27 Contemprorary English Version)
(Mark 4.35-41; Luke 8.22-25)
After Jesus left in a boat with his disciples, a terrible storm suddenly struck the lake, and waves started splashing into their boat.
Jesus was sound asleep, so the disciples went over to him and woke him up. They said, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”
But Jesus replied, “Why are you so afraid? You surely don’t have much faith.” Then he got up and ordered the wind and the waves to calm down. And everything was calm.
The men in the boat were amazed and said, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him.”
Life consists of many storms, I’m sure for some it appears more terential rain than heatwaves on occasion. That is life. I often feel I am drowning, that the water just keeps on rising…. theres never a plug to these sort of things thats you can pull out and it all disappears, although I have tried to find them on many occasions.
Now as I said I’m odd , I don’t sit still very well. I quite like the drama, or at least to be doing something. Many can vouch for that. So when the calm comes it certainly feels strange…
I think though the problem with calm is you know it wont last. So I’m not praying to God for the calm, as he will provide that when he’s ready. I’m praying for the rain, and the storm, as that way I know who I am and that he is in charge.
“Jesus bring the rain!”