I’m a little weird, I guess.
Because I absolutely LOVE rainy days… and Mondays, too!
Mondays are my favorites because I am usually at home alone- which means I can get so much done! The rest of the week is go-go for all of us. Between work, school, church, teaching music lessons, running the girls here and there, doing errands…the weeks sometimes feel like a rat race! And for me, the the weekends are spent preparing for Sunday’s church service. I end up putting off a lot of things I need to do until Monday, because I know that will be a quiet day when I can get a TON done, because I’m usually home alone. Monday is my “home base” day- and, did I mention- I love Mondays?!
And when it rains, too? Well that’s just an extra blessing for me. I have always loved rainy days! I think it’s so strange how people dislike the rain. There’s something so real about it- it’s not like we melt in the rain! Sure- it might make your hair a little flat, and it might make you change your plans to stay inside- but sometimes that’s a good thing!
When I feel the rain on my skin, it makes me feel alive!
It makes my car all shiny again! (who needs a carwash when you get a good rain shower?!)
The rain reminds me that I have showers of blessings to be thankful for.
Oh- and it reminds me that I really need to go water that poinsettia my husband brought home from work the other day 🙂
“You heavens above, rain down my righteousness;
let the clouds shower it down.
Let the earth open wide,
let salvation spring up,
let righteousness flourish with it;
I, the Lord, have created it. Isaiah 45:8-10
perched up high
backdrop of sky
a victory song is sung
the battle has been won
after days and days
and days of rain
we bask in the sunlight
my little friend sings
he spreads his wings
preparing to take flight
It has rained for days on end here. I LOVE the rain, but one of the downfalls of the rain is that the grass grows insanely quickly!
By the time I got home from church, the sun was shining and it was the perfect time to mow the yard. Still squishy from all the rain, I managed to slosh through the yard to get the lawn mower out of the garage. I heard a bird chirping, and happened to look up and see this little blackbird perched onto of my house, singing away…
That little guy was there the entire time I mowed the front yard! It was a beautiful day, and I was so happy the sun was out, I didn’t even mind cutting the grass! I didn’t realize how much I missed the sun over the rainy days!
Even when we can’t see the sun-
we know it’s still there.
For we walk by faith, not by sight-
2 Corinthians 5:7
For the Lord your God is living among you.
He is a mighty savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
With his love, he will calm all your fears.
He will rejoice over you with joyful songs – Zephaniah 3:17
walking in the rain
is always more loverly
when you walk with friends
walking in the rain
all that is ordinary
glows with morning dew
music to my ears
percussive pitter patter
of drip drops on leaves
I had planned to meet a friend to go walking yesterday. What I hadn’t planned on was rain. In fact, if I had- I would have definitely come up with an alternative plan! When I saw the dreary day, I briefly considered canceling our walk to stay dry indoors. But I thought about how many times we decide NOT do something just because of a little rain. It’s not like we’re going to melt or anything… in fact, I kind of enjoy being out in the rain. So, I decided if my friend showed up- well, I was game for a walk in the rain, too!
Sure enough, she was ready and waiting to join me.
The weather was perfect for a walk…well, only if you’re not afraid of a little rain on your parade! The air was damp and cool, but surprisingly there were many others out walking- soaking up the late summer morning. I especially loved the crow that was perched on the tippy top of this tree in the picture above. He certainly had a “bird’s eye view” of God’s Creation. While most of us are running for cover from the rain- here he is, cheerfully cawing and keeping watch over the trail.
My friend and I chatted and listened to the sounds all around us. Being out in the rain was refreshing- and so peaceful. There was something about walking in the rain that made me feel more alive than ever.
So, don’t let a little rain stop you from your walk 🙂
“Some people feel the rain- others just get wet” – Roger Miller
God’s thunder sets the oak trees dancing
A wild dance, whirling; the pelting rain strips their branches.
We fall to our knees—we call out, “Glory!” Psalm 29 (Msg)