“Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe.” (Hebrews 12:28)
Listening to the sound of rain in the morning is often a comforting way to wake up. It’s just so relaxing in a way that only nature can be. The way the rain hits the glass of the window and the light pole outside, the concrete sidewalk and the minivan parked next to the curb is relentless, peaceful and gentle.
There is a certain temperature and feeling that is always present during a morning of rain, no matter what season it is and what the temperature actually is outside. It’s cold enough to make you curl into a tiny ball under your comforter but not too cold as you need to get up and get another blanket. I suppose if it were cold enough to the point of getting another blanket, you wouldn’t get one for fear of when you climb back into bed the rain wouldn’t sound the same or the air wouldn’t smell the same or it just wouldn’t feel right.
Because eventually the rainy morning ends and the reality of life sets in. You soon have to crawl out of bed and get yourself ready for the day as quickly as you can because you are already late. Rushing here and there and everywhere—never being in the moment, caught up in the excitement, in the wonder of now.
Like rainy mornings, we often miss a lot of what God has planned for us, what He has in store for us, because we are always thinking about what’s next and how we are going to fit something else into our schedule. We cram all this stuff into our lives that we think will make us happy, and we move so fast from one thing to another that we miss the simple things of life. The simple little things that are so subtle but so beautifully wonderful are drowned out by the complex comings and goings of our modern lives.
That’s why God gives us rainy mornings, times when we can sit and be amazed by the little things that happen all around us. These rainy mornings don’t always have to be prompted by God; you could have one right now. You could stop what you’re doing right now, and you could have a rainy morning right where you are sitting.
God, thank you for the still moments of life to reflect. You are a wonderful provider who knows what I need. Give me time throughout my day to sit and be still with you.