Thursday, July 6, 2017

July 6

Every now and then the Holy Spirit will highlight a few words in a verse making it impossible for me to ignore. I was reading the Book of James chapter 5; the context of the scripture was about patients. James compared waiting for Jesus like the farmer waiting for the early and late rains to produce his crop. The early rain of the fall, waters the seeds he has planted, and the latter rain in the spring, right before the harvest, plumps up the fruit. I couldn't go past it; I was stuck on the beauty of comparing Jesus to rain. We've all been through a drought where every drop of rain is precious; when it finally makes its appearance, all you want to do is dance in it. Those of us who are ready will welcome that thirst quenching rain, but those who didn't notice the drought will be overcome by it. Imagine that day when our Savior makes His appearance and we are able to dance in His rain; be patient, it will happen!

Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. James 5:7-8

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