Pressing On To Know The Lord
Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord; his going out is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.” Hosea 6:3
I am challenged some weeks to write a devotional that I feel will be meaningful to those who read it. I often wait for inspiration and sometimes it comes and sometimes it doesn't. During these "dry" times of inspiration, I often look to what is happening around me and look for a scripture that matches. Last night, I was awakened in the middle of the night by a
thunderstorm. These Spring rains are so essential to water our earth and bring forth the blooms we all look forward to this time of year. In between booms of thunder I could hear the rain pouring down. This morning I awoke to sunshine after the rain. Everything is fresh and green. The storm served a purpose. As a child, I feared thunderstorms greatly. As an adult, I still don't love them, but I understand them and their purpose. My favorite part, though, is seeing the sunshine that follows. The sun may shine immediately following the storm, or it may take a few days. But, I know eventually it will come. As surely as the Lord will come to us. In fact, the Lord never leaves us but is with us always, as close as our very breath. Whether it is storming or sunny, we know the Lord is present with us. Thanks be to God.