GENTLE RAIN – SCOTT SANFORD – MARCH 26, 2015

 

Deuteronomy 32:1, Listen, you heavens, and I will speak; hear, you earth, the words of my mouth. 2Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.

 

We have gotten a lot of rain in the past month in the KLAK listening area, and since we have been in the middle of several years of hard drought, it has been very welcome.

The rain has provided much needed moisture to our soil and reservoirs, which brings great benefit in so many ways, such as: plants, farms, livestock, and even the foundations of our homes and other buildings.

Moses understood the necessity and benefit of rain for the earth and everything that grows on it. He knew that it is necessary for seeds to sprout and for the plants to grow.  He said in Deuteronomy 32:2 “Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.”

His point is that God’s words are helpful and necessary for us to grow well and to prosper. So, the next time we see rain or even a sprinkler in action, let’s remember to read, hear, and put into practice God’s teachings for our own benefit.

Scott Sanford
EXECUTIVE PASTOR (STEWARDSHIP AND OPERATIONS)