For I know that the Lord is great, and our Lord is above all gods. Whatever the Lord pleases He does, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deep places. He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain; He brings the wind out of His treasuries. (Psalm 135:5-7)
Thank God For Rain
A day of rain can bring a day of reflection. The clouds turn dark and the sound of falling rain begins softly before turning to a heavy pour of intense noise sprinkled with a burst of thunder. It is an amazing display of nature to see the vibrant energy of a rainstorm fill the landscape sweeping through the land with rivers of water. The animals scurry to shelters of safety while some stand stoically in the dark shadows of a rain shower. There is glory in the creation of God’s design and none so powerful as the weather that skips across the globe in wind and rain.
Early man was not unaware of the forces of nature. The psalmist looks upon the elements of rain, wind, and lightning to see the hand of God in every droplet. He recognizes the forces of nature are not conjured by the magic of an unknown god. The Greeks called Zeus the god of rain and thunder and the Romans gave the name Jupiter to their god of clouds, rain, thunder, and lightning. Neither Zeus nor Jupiter was anything more than the imaginations of human philosophy that created nothing and by whose hand nothing was sustained. The Lord God Almighty is the one who formed the patterns of weather on the first four days of creation. He is above all gods by His power and His creation because the weather comes from His mighty hand.
Rain is a testimony that the Lord is great. Whatever pleases Him, He does throughout all heaven and earth, and on the seas and in their depths. He causes the clouds to rise over the whole earth. He sends the lightning with the rain and releases the wind from his storehouses. God does that. It is the testimony of His power and His majesty. Human wisdom tries to forecast the weather, but the real question is whether the weather follows the will of men or the will of God. Man can tell where weather has been but seldom knows where weather will be. The rain comes from the hand of God and abides in His will. He is great and He controls the elements of the world. Nature testifies to the hand of a mighty Creator.
A day of rain is a day of reflection. It will interrupt plans, slow traffic and cause problems from time to time. There are frustrations that may come with the rain. Men will complain because they get wet, their clothes are soaked, or the roof leaks. Imagine a world without rain. There would be more significant problems than anyone could imagine. What would the world be with too much rain? The answer to that question is found in the story of Noah. Rain reflects on the cycle of weather ordained by the hand of God to show creation that God rules in the affairs of the universe. Maybe a good hard rain that stops everything is an excellent time to spend with the One who created the rain. It is not an inconvenience; it is a blessing to know God and thank Him – for rain!