Most of the times, we saw the torrent of rains falling, but we do not usually know how it was made possible. The intricacies of rain formation are so complex. It is definitely beyond human understanding. It began with the intended purposes of God Almighty for His infinite mercy upon His creatures. It is brewed from the abundance of His unparalleled wisdom. Sun was one of the two lights created on the fourth day. “Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also.” (Genesis 1:16) In the like manner, God Almighty created the sea on the fifth day. “So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that scurries and swarms in the water.” (Genesis 1:21 NLT)
In the awesome wisdom of God, when the great light, the Sun, interacts from its far distance lofty height in the sky with its rays upon the great waters of the Sea, on the surface the earth, it triggers off an invisible vapor called evaporation to rise up high into the atmosphere to form cloud. The cold atmospheric air in the space made the collection of evaporated vapor air in the cloud to condense and form water or ice, In the multi-formations of cloud, it carries along with it the condensed cloud loaded with water as it is gleefully moving in the space. When the weight of the collection of the water in the cloud is too heavy, the process of precipitation which we called raining take place. The water returns upon the earth in form of rain, and it is strategically distributed in the wisdom of God and in His prerogative of His mercy and compassion wherever it is needed on earth to bless humanity. By this, the laudable purpose of sustainable world ecological need is met. The four seasons of the years are sustained and maintained. The need of the farmers to grow their crops is met. In the process, there is consistent supply of food stuff for the consumption of humanity. The continual and consistent of water flow into the rivers and ocean enhanced the maintenance of its regular volume and prevented it from drying up. Above all the miraculous mystery of on-going recycle of the mercy of God in the provision of rain for mankind is consistently maintained and manifested.
With the formation processes of rain and the prerogative of its strategical distribution on earth, rain is the proverbial measurement of the Lord God Almighty’s blessing in His divine interaction with humanity. In description of the comfortable dwelling place for His children, the Lord said, “I will make them and the places surrounding my hill a blessing. I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing.” (Ezekiel 34:26) The Lord is not only thinking about the comfortable dwelling place alone for His people, He would also love to meet them at the points of all their needs.
God expressed His intention of how He wants His teaching to be upon humanity, He said, “Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.” (Deuteronomy 32:2 NIV) God desires that His word will saturate the heart of humanity so that they may daily live in the revelation of the word of God.
What God reserved in store for His obedient children is also expressed in the proverbial expression of rain. “If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.” (Isaiah 1:19) God said, “O heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain down righteousness; let the earth open, that salvation and righteousness may bear fruit; let the earth cause them both to sprout; I the LORD have created it.” (Isaiah 45:8) “Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the LORD, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you.” (Hosea 10:12) The righteous people are in constant focus of Almighty God for His divine blessings.
Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God; for He has given you the former rain faithfully, and He will cause the rain to come down for you—the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.” (Joel 2:23-24) In the days of Joel, the children of Zion, are the favorite and acceptable people of God, but anyone that had been spiritually adopted and redeemed through the precious blood of Jesus Christ in salvation are now the favorites of the Lord and God favorably position them to partake in the rain of His blessings.
And to all humanity on the surface of the earth, the Psalmist declared that “The LORD is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all his creation.” (Psalm 145:9 NIV) Shower of rain of the blessing of God can be your portion if you have established a relationship with Jesus Christ through the finished work of the Cross. You can enlist yourself in the list of the people that God Almighty desire to bless if only you can turn around and seek God’s face in repentance and reconciled with Him through salvation today. The Lord is eagerly waiting for your returning unto Him.
Prayer: Oh Marvelous wise and Merciful God, great is your faithfulness and mercy towards humanity. In your graciousness, endow me the grace to righteously prepare my heart in order to partake in the shower of your mercy and blessings. Please Lord, favor me with your blessings in all my righteous endeavors on earth in Jesus name, Amen.