Today I awoke to the rain hammering down on the house for the second day in a row at around 3 a.m. Of course I was thankful that it was not hail or a tornado that other places have experienced lately. Some of you reading this I imagine are thinking, “I wish we would have gotten that rain instead.” Our weather here in Minnesota has been early spring like for most of the month of June with high temperatures at times in the 50s and 60s. Our crops are delayed due to the cooler weather and for some farmers; they have lost their crops due to the flooding that have come to their area. For others in Europe I understand that you are experiencing extreme heat and drought. It seems this year that the weather patterns are reversed in the U.S. and Europe, or at least we are having excesses in the wrong direction. Amidst all that has happened, for those of you in China and Japan reading this entry, you have suffered much by the earthquakes that have caused so much devastation and loss of life. Our prayers go out for you that God will bring you comfort and help in your loss and recovery.
|There is hope in the storm.|
|Abby in the rain.|
With all things we should pray when feeling empty, seek God, read his word and ask him to reveal to us the source of our need. He will never leave us without an answer to our desires. Isaiah 58:11 Says, that he will satisfy your needs, and Philippians 4:19 relates, that God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
One must keep in mind when seeking God that he will give to you those things that will make you happy, not necessarily the things that “you” think will make you contented. Be open to what God wants for your life; then you will know the peace and happiness that goes beyond those things in this world that are so alluring, and sometimes damaging.
|Fall scene at Pickwick Pond south of Winona|
Isaiah 8:17 “I will put my trust in him.”
|Abby and Will having fun in the rain.|
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