“Yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.” – Acts 14:17
We wouldn’t count rain as one of the most wondrous things that God does, but it absolutely is. DesiringGod.org talks about the wonder of rain in this way:
“If one inch of rain falls on one square mile of farmland during the night, that would be 27,878,400 cubic feet of water, which is 206,300,160 gallons, which is 1,650,501,280 pounds of water.”
Over 1 billion pounds of water! These microscopic drops of water, all together weigh over 1 billion pounds! They evaporate from the sea, invisibly enter the clear blue sky, and God moves them to the land in which he decides to drop it. Every time it rains, we should be in awe of God, and give glory to His name.
I am not a scientist, and I don’t know all of the terminology when it comes to rain. I would explain rain in the same way job did, “But as for me, I would seek God, And I would place my cause before God; Who does great and unsearchable things, Wonders without number. He gives rain on the earth, And sends water on the fields.” – Job 5:8-10 He calls it wondrous, unsearchable, and that explains it perfectly. Wonder is the adjective I will use, rather than try to explain the entire condensation process of rain. The process of rain, for me, is a great, and unsearchable thing.
In our area we pray for rain. Our farmers need rain for a fruitful crop. I love joining them in praying for rain, because when you see the rain come it is so encouraging, and faith building to see the drops begin to fall on our land. It shows that God hears us, and loves us. I love that we can all share in prayer, and then share in thanksgiving to the sovereign God who’s hand drops the rain onto the land.
After the rain comes, we as Christians, have a duty to spend time thanking God for what He has done. Because make no mistake about it, God sent the rain. I never want to be like the 9 lepers that Jesus healed, that did not return to Jesus to give thanks to him, and glorify God’s name.
“Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” – Luke 17:17-18
Every time the rain comes, and heals our parched land, let us all be like this healed man, and return to the Lord and give him praise, and many thanks.
Thank you Lord, for the rain.