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As you undoubtedly know, Florida summers are long, hot, and humid.  Winter can vary from warm and humid to cold and damp.   In between we enjoy those glorious, balmy days the Sunshine State is famous for.

We also have a dry season through the winter months, and a wet season during the summer.   Our “wet” usually comes in a daily downpour, accompanied by much thunder and lightning.  In the southernmost parts of the state you can practically set your watch by the arrival of the afternoon storm.  The good news is, it’s almost always short-lived.

Then there are days like Monday, with dense cloud cover and a steady rain for hours.  Highly unusual, especially during the dry season.

For those planning a trip to the beach or a round of golf, it was a wash out.  (Sorry. Couldn’t resist the pun.)

For the bookish who didn’t have to go to work, it was a godsend.  Nothing cozier than curling up with a good book, to the patter of soft rain.

And for Tuesday, we could all look forward to crisp, clean air and vistas of sparkling greenery and flowers.

And we could remember:  “He will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth” (Hosea 6:2).

Yes.  God comes…

…with his love and grace to wash away the cloying dust of sin (Psalm 51:7).

…with his Word that refreshes our spirits (Deuteronomy 32:2).  Drop by drop, day by day, providing life-giving nutrients to our spirits.  Nutrients like strength, wisdom, and encouragement.

…with cleansing (2 Samuel 23:4).  He removes false-guilt, negativity, and fear.  In their place he provides freedom, contentment, and peace.

…with showers of joy and blessing (Ezekiel 34:26), to cast a fresh glow on our surroundings.  All day, every day he is bestowing love-gifts through creation, family, friends, circumstances, and pleasures great and small.

…to shower righteousness on all who claim Jesus as Savior (Hosea 10:12), not just a select few. Anyone can exchange his/ her smudges and stains of imperfections for his sparkling righteousness.

Oh, yes…

It’s raining, it’s pouring;

Our God we’re adoring!

His mercies fall fresh;

They are new every morning!


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