Thoughts About Drought

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I hate times of drought. The grass is brown. Trees begin to wilt. Often, the excessive heat of summer is a constant companion.

Our prayers always include the constant plea with God: “We need rain.”

Thursday evening, parts of Abilene and the surrounding area got rain. It was good to feel a slightly cooler breeze and hear the rolling thunder. Plants and animals were nourished. Even the grass perked up a little.

I don’t know if it was enough rain to raise our lake levels, but it was a nice but short respite from the ultra-hot nights we’ve been experiencing lately.

Rain reminds us of God’s blessings and the cycles of life. During some periods of life, we will experience tribulation. Despite this, we remain cheerful because we know our Lord is still with us. And we know that following times of drought, will follow times of great blessings. So, whether it is the dry heat of summer or the cool rainy breeze of a blessed autumn, we still thank God for everything He has done for us.

“I have said this to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

“… lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world” (Matthew 28:20).

Larry Fitzgerald
Woodlawn church of Christ
Abilene, TX

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