God blessed last week at our annual Soccer Camp Vacation Bible School. We had great a turnout of campers AND workers, including a team of teens and sponsors from First Baptist Christian School in Butler, PA. We had a fun time with songs, Bible lessons, snacks and crafts, and of course, lots of soccer. And despite the weather reports, praise God He held off the rain all three nights we were at Cooperation Park.*
We’ve actually had a good share of rain recently here in Northern Michigan. I was talking the other night to a friend who has a large garden. He says when it’s dry you can always water your plants with hoses and sprinklers, but “nothing beats a good, warm rain.” I did a little research on this, and it’s true. Plants love rainwater the best. The rain not only works with the sun and the soil to make vegetables grow, but rain also gives glory to God. It’s nothing short of miraculous how the sun causes water to evaporate forming clouds, and then (purified!) rain falls to the ground to water every living thing.
This is by no means an accident, as the Lord “covers the heavens with clouds; He prepares rain for the earth; He makes grass grow on the hill” (Psalm 147:8). Rain blesses our lives here and points us to the Creator, who “did not leave himself without witness, for He did good by giving you rains from heaven” (Acts 14:17).
Rain also helps us understand salvation, as seeking the Lord in faith results in God “showering his righteousness” on us (Hosea 10:12; Isaiah 45:8). Thank you, O Lord, for Your blessings. Let it rain!
*Special thanks to the Cooperation Park grounds crew who do an amazing job keeping all the fields in spectacular condition!