Do any of the worthless idols of the nations bring rain?
Do the skies themselves send down showers?
No, it is you, Lord our God.
Therefore our hope is in you,
for you are the one who does all this.
Jeremiah 14:22 (NIV)
Perhaps it’s not physical rain that you need. But nonetheless, a need exist. And we can construct a myriad of ways to meet our needs. Yet in the end we find they don’t last. Any thing we receive comes not from the hands of others but through the hands of our Almighty God. Because we can’t produce the rain (or the substance that we truly need) and neither can others, we choose to keep our hope in the eternal one.
Lord as I reflect back over my life I must admit I looked to a lot of idols to fill voids only you could fill. Thank you for opening my eyes that I could see that You were the one I desperately sought after. As marvel in the wonder of celebrating another birthday everything is not as I expected or quite in the manner that I wished but I see your hand of goodness all around me. Thank you for your provision! Thank you for the people you have allowed my life to intersect with. Thank you for the growth I see within my own self. Thank you for making choice of me. Millions didn’t make it but I’m one of the ones that did. For that I am grateful. Grateful for your compassion and your mercies that met today.