The rain had continued throughout the night and into the morning. I resigned myself to having to stay indoors.
It wasn’t long before cheerful birdsong drew me to the window. I saw the sun breaking through the clouds with the promise of blue sky to follow. Nature was calling and I was powerless to resist.
Soon I was making my way across the wet grass towards a path through the woods. The fresh aroma of the earth after a rainfall was invigorating.
Wildflowers were scattered along the edges of the path. A few tiny blue butterflies flitted nearby. I smiled, remembering how enchanted my grandchildren had been to see butterflies like these in previous years.
The lush foliage varied from a mossy colour to the deep green of the pine trees. What a wonderful day to be alive! As I walked, I thanked God for the incredible beauty that surrounded me.
What started out as a day under dreary skies had turned into one that had me singing praises. This served as a reminder that God is with me in every circumstance.
The Bible tells me to rejoice and be glad in each day the Lord has made. The rain that falls in my life today can be used to promote new growth in the future. I will trust him as he walks with me daily, knowing the light of his son Jesus, is always shining upon me.
This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24 NLT)
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13 NLT)
2 thoughts on “After the Rain”
Inspiring article to be outdoors in Nature with God’s creatures & creations. Wonderful article Tandy! Are you the photographer as well?
Thanks Heather, I’m glad you enjoyed it. Yes, I took the pictures. I can’t go anywhere without my iPhone so I’m ready to capture any image that speaks to me!
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