May 5, 2010

Rain Showers....

We finally had our first big rain yesterday after months of surviving under unusual summer heat of 35-42C. Rain...what a wonderful gift from above! 

 Though nature has it, it's still up to God when to give showers of rain to us. It is in His great mercy and love that we have rain in due season. I am thankful for every drop of it.

 Ask the LORD for rain in the springtime; 
it is the LORD who makes the storm clouds.
He gives showers of rain to men, 
and plants of the field to everyone.
 Zechariah 10:1

As the rain and the snow
       come down from heaven,
       and do not return to it
       without watering the earth
       and making it bud and flourish,
       so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
       It will not return to me empty,
       but will accomplish what I desire
       and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
Isaiah 55:10-11 

What are you thankful for this week? Let's count our blessings together.

Find more thanksgiving here.

More Watery Wednesday entries here.


Karinann said...

Beautiful pictures and Scripture to go with them. Glad you finally got some refreshing rain.
God Bless!

Gardenia said...

Hi I'm participating this week. we've had good rains here too, and all the flowers and leaves on the trees are just bursting out! what joy and blessings from our Lord!

luna miranda said...

wonderful refreshing photos.

Hood Photo Blog said...

SOOO pretty! Love water droplets. These are fantastic!

Ann said...

So glad you go your badly need rain, it is lovely to see the raindrops on those beautiful flowers. At my side of the World there is no shortage of rain, thank God.

munchesmom said...

BEAUTIFUL photos! I love how you found scriptures to fit the thanks for rain. Thank you so much for sharing them. Peace & blessings!

Colleen said...

Ruth, beautiful pictures and post. I love those scripture verses you chose! God bless!

Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

Thanks for these beautiful photos!
I'm so glad that the Lord sent you your rain!

Marie said...

Oh Ruth I don't know how you can bear such heat! I would be so miserable in that. We get probably too much rain here! A happy medium would suit me just fine. I am thankful that you did get some rain though and some respite from the heat and also that we have had a lot of sunshine in recent days! (Back to rain today though!) xxoo

Turid said...

Beautiful flowers.

Ann said...

I have a pink hibiscus bush outside my window, The rain might have been too strong for your red hibiscus.