Two days this week we had beautiful storms. There were dark clouds full of rain. Thunder. Lightning.
Only the rain never came.
I told my kids that I had to hope that it rained somewhere in the state of Texas. But the lack of rain makes my heart ache. We need it.
I think of Elijah, praying for God to hold back the rain because of the sin of his people. Mine are no better than his, am I praying the wrong prayer?
This week I heard a story of ordinary sin and degradation. Well…several. This one particular story was disheartening because a number of people who claim to ascribe to a clear moral code registered little or no willingness to apply that code.
When our moral code lapses we are clouds without rain.. The phrase comes from James. He is exhorting a young church to be active in applying the good news and power of salvation to a broken world.
If we don’t because we are uncomfortable we are as useless and sterile as clouds without rain.
Hydrate, Darling. Hydrate.
Amen. According to the Bible, drought is because of sin.