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
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
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)