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The Rain

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I know I haven’t posted much lately, but it is going into summer and I am bound and determined to spend as much time outside as the weather allows this summer. We have had thunderstorms all day today and they are predicted throughout tonight, tomorrow and most of the week so that kind of puts a damper on my plans.

However, I love the smell outside after a refreshing rain. I don’t like the water bugs that show up on the back deck afterwards, and I don’t like how slick the deck steps get. I don’t like the puddles that lead from the steps to the garbage cans, but I do like the fact that when it rains I don’t have to water the plants,

The Bible talks about the droughts that God inflicted on people at certain times. You’ll find references to droughts in Amos, Isaiah, Chronicles, Kings, Leviticus and Haggai just to mention a few. Droughts were often used to punish people or to try and get them to turn from their wicked and sinful ways.

The weather over the last ten or twenty years has changed considerably around the world. There are more strange weather conditions, more tornadoes, hurricanes, and tsunamis than ever before. You never know what to expect from the weather anymore since they say that it can be affected by solar storms, volcano eruptions, earthquakes and Ocean disturbances. Sometimes it seems like it is just a toss of the dice.

I read, not long ago, that our water tables are still low from the last drought we suffered a few years ago. The water tables are important because without water the crops will die, the animals too will suffer and many will die. We drink it, we bath in it, we wash our clothes in it, we play in it and we water our crops, herds and household plants with it. We also use it to generate power. Today I am thankful for the rain, even when it interferes with my outdoor plans.

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