November 26, 2013

Prayer for Rain Answered

"Desert Rain" by Ronald Carlson

A blessing from heaven
Falls to the desert sod,
Bringing to life
The creations of God.

Many prayers answered
To those with thirst.
Because of the pure rain,
Our joy simply bursts.


I grew up in the desert so we constantly prayed for "moisture," not even holding out for snow or rain all the time. We were thankful for sprinkles and a humid day. We really gave thanks to God when it rained or snowed. 

I find it ironic that we ask for more rain in a desert. Of course, we need rain. God also knows not to give too much water to a desert because it just all washes away. The soil can only handle so much rain. Reservoirs!

But there are great reasons to live in the desert too!