The sun is shining today, as it was yesterday… and the birds are singing. It is beautiful out… its green; something we haven't seen in the middle of the summer in several years… green. We have had an amazing week of rain, followed by this lovely sunshine yesterday and today… not scorching desert sunshine, but comfortable beautiful sunshine. The grass is responding to all that rain and now sunshine by actually growing… the plants and veggies are loving it as well. Rain; it is a blessing from God. You appreciate the rain when it is scarce. I've always loved rain in the desert. In Arizona we got some tremendous rain… but only a few times a year. It always gave a sense of wonder to us as kids when we were growing up… we would get our "inner tubes" or rafts out and take a ride in the washes… we didn't realize it was dangerous, it was just exciting to see all that water; we wanted to get in. There is something special about rain in the desert, which probably needs no explanation. All thirst longs to be quenched. The last few years, it has been almost like a desert here in Colorado where we live; so much drought has taken its' toll. This week, we have been refreshed. The grasshoppers have been washed away (I have been praying for that. So far they have not returned). The garden beds that Steve built me have held up well, and have protected all the vegetables from the hail we have had on several occasions. Everything is flourishing. Steve and I video taped the rain we had a week ago. What a deluge; I always think of the power of God in storms like that. I had to share it with you. I had a hard time getting the video to load, and then my son told me I would need to make a You Tube video to get it to load… so I did. A "first" for me; I feel very proud. I am sure that many of you wouldn't even blink at the accomplishment, but I always feel as if I am getting somewhere when I can actually figure out any of today's technology, and it really was easy to do after all. My film making skills aren't the best, and because I don't think of myself as a very good narrator, there is no talking in the video, but if you like to watch storms, I think you 'll like to see this, and you will be able to see what a flood we got. The river in the video is usually just a trickling stream this time of year; and the past few years has been dry. I am filming through our upstairs window, and it is almost dark out; the flashes are from the lightning, not my camera blinking in and out. Have a wonderful week end everyone.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
The wild animals honor me,
the jackals and the owls,
because I provide water in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland,
to give drink to my people, my chosen,
Isaiah 43:19, 20