We are rejoicing for the plentiful rain we received on Thursday! What little rain we have received in recent weeks has only been enough to moisten the surface while the subsoil remained dry as dust. This time it rained heavily at times and softly at times over a long period, allowing the water to soak in thoroughly. It was just what we needed! As I dug a hole today to bury some “compostables” I found it plenty moist to a depth of at least twelve inches. I think the rain arrived just in time, as Goldenrod bloom is just hitting strong, and white Aster bloom is just beginning. The honey bees seem active and are bringing in some pollen.
I remember reading Deuteronomy 11:11-14 when we moved here to West Virginia over seven years ago, the same passage from which we derived the title ‘Possessing the Land’ for our “farming” activities: “But the land, whither ye go to possess it is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven: a land which the Lord thy God careth for… And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto My commandments which I command you this day, to love the Lord your God, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul, that I will give you the rain of your land in his due season…”
“Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rian, whereby Thou didst confirm Thine inheritance, when it was weary.” Ps. 68:9
“O Thou that hearest prayer, unto Thee shall all flesh come.” Ps. 65:2
Let us continue to pray fervently for the desperately needed spiritual water to come to those who need it, and like Apollos, allow the Lord to make us all that He wants us to be in His kingdom! (1 Cor. 3:6) Fellow Christians, there’s no need for any lack of water flowing from us (Jn. 7:38), so lets get up and do some watering.