Sunday, June 25, 2006

Praying for Rain

Like clouds and wind without rain
is a man who boasts of gifts he does not give.

Prov. 25:14

Here in the Land of Enchantment, we have had the driest springtimes in the history of the state, driest since they started recording those things way back when.

The summer hasn't been much better really. Clouds will come in but usually we don't get much moisture from them. We see them and hope, but too often our hopes are dashed as they move off without giving what they promise - rain. Sometimes too, the lighting that accompanies such clouds will start fires in the already frightfully dry forests of the state. The poor plants in our yard look tired and parched, branches hanging limply.

Tonight it's looking like we might actually get a real rainstorm. I can smell it in the air, thunder is rumbling in the distances, my wind chimes are clanging away. And the clouds are sending down hints that they might not just be boasting this time.

I'm praying....

And the answer tonight was, Nope, at least not at your house.
Oh well, it rained in other parts of the state and even other parts of the city. It just never made it far enough west to reach our house. So the clouds weren't lying to everyone, just to me. Today is another day.

This evening (Monday) it rained all over the state, but once again the rain never made it to our house.


pastormac said...

cool pictures!

so did it rain?

Anne said...

It rained at our house for about fifteen minutes! Sorry it missed you -- it was wonderful.