Wednesday, April 25, 2012
What Does Rain Mean to You?
To me it means I don't have to deal with as much dust. It means most of the ants find their water outside of my house instead of inside. And it means my yard is lush and green instead of dead and brown. And frankly, I just enjoy rain.
Sunday, however, I was suddenly made aware of what rain means to Kenyans. Bro. Jimmy, a man in the church, was saying how thankful he is for the rain we've been getting and went on to name a few blessings that come with the rain. He mentioned that the grass is green, of course, and that the air is clean.
What he said next though convicted me of my irritation over my petty problems during the recent dry season. He was thankful that now people don't have to search for water. Also, because of the rain, they have plenty of food to eat because their gardens grow well. And milk is readily available to them now because the cows have plenty of grass to eat.
When was the last time you thanked God for the blessing of rain? We are so spoiled. I struggle with ants during the dry season. They struggle with basic, daily needs. "God, forgive me."