It’s a rainy day in April.
It’s supposed to be spring but not yet. Apparently. We had snow just two days ago and there’s snow in the forecast for the weekend. So while the calendar says spring…reality says something altogether different.
I don’t mind the rain. I like to walk in the rain when it’s warm enough. It’s not warm enough today. But I need to run some errands so I’m going out anyway.
It’s important to remind yourself – myself – that cloudiness outside is not a mandate for cloudiness inside. It’s a really good season in my life. The Lord has blessed me beyond anything I could ever have imagined. But on days like this, I sometimes have to remind myself that I’m really okay. All’s right with my world through the grace and goodness of God. We have health. We have strength. We have possibility and potential. Even at our age. We have fun relationships within our family. And I’m blessed with friends who’ve put up with me for more than 55 years. Yup.
So it’s okay if I have to shake myself some days. I do. And I will. Because God has been too good for me to miss it because of clouds in the sky. God has been too good for me to be unfaithful and not notice his goodness. The scripture says God is not unjust or unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which you have shown toward his name, in that you have ministered to the saints and do minister. (Hebrews 6:10) I will in no way be unjust or unrighteous toward my God who yearns to show me his grace, who shows himself strong on my behalf, who satisfies my mouth with good things so my youth is renewed like the eagle.
I guess it’s no ordinary rain day in April.