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Rain delivers a sign of hope

May 17, 2010

by Pam Fiecke

Just recently we had many days of a steady flow of rain. Many people expressed themselves by saying, “I would sooner have one day of rain than many days of rain.”

This time of the year, it’s hard to determine from one day to the next what the weather is going to be like.

One day, we have the sun shining brightly, giving us all its best and bringing happiness and a special uplift to our day. Amazingly, this can offer a sense of peace and calmness from within.

Then, the next day, we have dark billowy clouds accompanied by wind, darkness and rain.

After a while, rain can become a nuisance and frustrate us. We become irritable, crabby, and hard to be around. The gravel roads are washboards with potholes, splattering our vehicles with mud.

Farmers can’t get out into the fields to do their work; their equipment just sits at a standstill. Everything around us is saturated and unbearable to touch.

The fishermen can’t go fishing like they want to, outdoor barbeques and festivities are cancelled until further notice. Home owners want to cut their lawn, instead of watching the dandelions spread throughout the grass in every direction.

The lakes and creeks become overloaded with water and flood roads, the roads become impossible to travel because they are blocked off with barricades. We all become unhappy campers on those days.

On the other side of the coin, rain is needed, to a certain degree, to make things grow and flourish.

Any way you look at it, we all make it through the drudgery of the persistent downfall of rain.

Within time, there is silence and a kaleidoscope of colors appear in the sky.

Once again the rainbow appears stretched across the world, giving us peace and hope for tomorrow.

The green, blue, yellow, orange, red, purple, and indigo colors all hold hands together, representing cheerfulness and unity.

This is a positive sign from God, showing all mankind that we, too, can stand together in all situations of humanity and make it as one nation under one God.