Through a glass darkly

"For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known." (1 Corinthians 13:12)KJV

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Approaching Autumn

Well, here it is, another summer gone and the crisp air of fall -wait, I live in SoCal, fall air is not very crisp when you compare our autumns with say, New England's. Today we had a freak rainstorm with both lightning and thunder. It was so odd to hear the rain beating down on the skylight in my room early this morning. Late Septembers are usually hot and dry, perfect for brushfires or as my father and brother prefer it, for harvesting Lima Beans. I talked to my brother today and the rain wasn't too much to ruin the dry limas. All the rain we received in January was going to produce a bumper crop, so even if they lost a few to the weather, it would still be huge for them. It's amazing how much the weather affects our lives and yet we have so little control over it. Whether it brings devastion like Katrina or the gentle rain that waters crops at the right time, we don't know if and when these things will occur. One person prays for rain while another for sunshine, one wants relief from the heat, another tires of the cold.
Matthew 5:45 says, "...He [God] gives His sunlight to both the evil and the good, and He sends rain on the just and on the unjust, too." (NLT)
Like the other things in my life, I just need to trust that He knows exactly what is best. The weather and everything else I experience in this world has a purpose for being the way that it is.


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