Words from the Heart for Wednesday July 25th, 2018
He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.
Psalm 147:8 (NIV)
Clouds and Rain
In earth’s marvelous creation our Creator God provided a system to water what He had made. The clouds release the moisture to the earth. It then evaporates back into the clouds. The green, grassy hillsides are a testimony that this cycle is a God-planned supply that works! That’s your amazing God.
Henderson Lake on Canada’s south-central Vancouver Island is the rainiest spot in North America with an average precipitation of 271.8 inches. In 1997, it received a record 366.4 inches of rainfall, the wettest spot on the continent that year and an all-time record for Canada.
The temperate rainforest belt along the Pacific Northwest coast consistently receives more rainfall than any other North American region, although some limited areas within the Costa Rican rainforest may average up to 240 inches.
Canadian farmers need a good balance of rain and sun this time of the year. Crops are growing quickly with the summer heat, but they need the moisture that the rain provides as well. Seldom, it seems, does the rain come at just the right time. The Psalmist speaks about the goodness of God in providing the rain that is so appreciated at this time. Psalm 147:8 says, “He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.” Throughout history, mankind has recognized God’s part in providing all that is necessary for the production of food. He provides the rich soil, and warmth of the sun and the rain, and the life that is in the seed that produces the crop. He does the same in our own lives. Life isn’t always filled with sunny days, as much as we might wish it to be. Just as the crops need the rain to prosper, it is often the things in our lives that we find challenging that God uses to help us grow and mature. Allow the Lord to provide the sunny days as well as the cloudy and rainy.
These have been words from the heart.