If the sun were always shining and there were never any showers,
Gone would be the butterflies and the beauty of the flowers
And so it is with you and I, the plantings of our LORD
Secrets and wonderful plans He whispers through His Holy Word!
Heavenly Father plants us gently. Soon after, we take root
Patiently, He waits for His tender little shoot
Heaven’s rains begin to fall amidst the clouds and scary thunder
‘Are you still there?’ the Tiny Plant begins to wonder
‘I AM right beside you’ says Heavenly Father with a smile
‘The rains I have sent…but only for a while‘
Just when I think I am surely headed for some definite doom!
I feel something moving, changing…could that be a bloom?
Suddenly the rain subsides, the sun breaks through, and its rays caress my face
‘I thank you, my Heavenly Father, for Your warm, relieving grace!’
Compassionately He speaks: ‘Look how you’ve grown through this replenishing rain!’
‘My hand never once left you as you struggled in your pain
See, now, your lovely petals, My sweet smelling flower?’
‘I make all things beautiful in its time!’ He spoke out in His power
‘When I planted you in the soil, I already saw what you would be
I use both rain and sunshine to fulfill My plans for thee!
Rains I do allow for My holy life-giving reason
But Precious child, remember…It is ONLY FOR A SEASON.’
If the LORD hadn’t helped me, I would have soon dwelt in silence.
when I said, ‘my foot is slipping!’, Your grace, LORD, supported me.
When my cares within me are many, Your comforts cheer me up.
Baruch atah ADONAI Eloheinu!