The evening news described airport delays and car accidents as folk weathered the latest snowstorm. While people complain "It's supposed to be spring," the truth is that we need water, and especially after a dry summer.
One snowflake or drop of rain seems inconsequential, but en masse, it delivers water to replenish earth's crops. A torrent can disrupt life, carve river beds, and help bring fruit. A steady supply can seep deep into the soil and prepare it to help produce a harvest.
Isaiah says God's Word is like that.
Just as our Creator sends snow and rain to water the earth and provide seed and bread, so He sends the Word. Like rain, it waters our souls. Like snow it blankets us with truth. If we will let the Word soak into the deep places of our lives, it will do the hidden work of causing seed to grow and bringing spiritual food to make us strong.
That's a lot of power falling.
Makes me want to spread wide my arms and let the Word settle on my tongue and slip down into my thirsty heart.
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth ... so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It ... will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
Isaiah 55:10-11 (NIV)
How have the scriptures carved a river bed in your heart?