Today, Augusta received about 3 inches of rain. It has been raining buckets all day. As I was driving through this rain, because I always seem to have to run errands when it rains, I was thinking about the beauty of the rain. Just think about it, rain is such a crazy concept. There is water falling from the sky!! Then it stops when its done and then it evaporates back up into the cloud. The water cycle is never ending and nourishes all of life. We live in a big terrarium.
So then I was thinking about how we all live and move and grow in a large terrarium. And then like an attentive gardener we have a loving father watching over us. I made some terrariums for my college apartment and I know how happy I get one they have a new bud or sprig and also how sad I get when one of my baby plants doesn't make it. Our God is just like this but on a larger scale. He gets happy with each new leaflet and growth. He strives to rid his garden of any bacteria or weeds. He is sad when one of his beloved children dries out or even looses a limb. Our Father, our ever powerful God is the ultimate Gardener over his global terrarium. He made the rain and the water cycle like no other place in our knowledge. He made all of this for us. And that Is why the rain makes me so happy even when I find it a nuisance.