It has been raining all day. Literally. All day.
Last week, if it had been raining all day, I might have found this weather totally depressing. I might have come on here and just complained. But I feel that I have had a bit of a perspective shift.
Sure, all I see right now when I look out my window is wet.
Yep, that construction area in front of my rental place is starting to flood.
Yep, it’s a muddy mess and it isn’t showing any signs of draining.
Last week I was out driving after some rain and I realized that there is an amazing rebirth that happens around here when the rain quits. So for the time being, yes, it’s cloudy and rainy and gloomy. But I know the sun is coming out tomorrow.
Psalm 118:24 says “This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.”
I normally get a great view of the Bighorn Mountains from my balcony. Today the view is covered. But it is still a good day.
Every day is a new creation. Every day is a new gift from the Lord, offering us another opportunity to serve Him.
I can already see the clouds breaking over the mountains.
That construction zone will eventually drain and the workers will be back to doing what they do. And the sun will shine.
But for now, in the rain, I am finding a great source of peace in just thinking about how this day, and every day, is a creation given to us as a gift by our Lord.
It’s definitely worth rejoicing.