How wonderful to be woken up during the night to the sound of thunder and rain hitting the roof! It has been so long since we've had rain. The crops have been very stressed--to the point where I was beginning to worry they might die if rain didn't come soon. I have been watering my flower gardens all weekend. But now some refreshment has come. The rain gauge said .4 of an inch. We could use lots more, but I'm so grateful for this!
I identify with the thirsty soil. I am feeling very dry spiritually. I have been meditating on Ps. 63:1 as I water my thirsty plants: "O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water."
I'm praying for the rain of God's presence to wash over me, refreshing and restoring my soul just as it is restoring and renewing the crops. My constant prayer these days is "Let it rain, Lord! Let it rain!"