Saturday, November 7, 2009

A Wonderful Meaning Of Rain

Rain: One rainy afternoon I was driving along one of the main
streets of town, taking those extra precautions necessary when
the roads are wet and slick.

Suddenly, my daughter, Aspen, spoke up from her relaxed
position in her seat. "Dad, I'm thinking of something." This
announcement usually meant she had been pondering some
fact for a while, and was now ready to expound all that her
six-year-old mind had discovered. I was eager to hear.

"What are you thinking?" I asked.

"The rain! ;" she began, "is like sin, and the windshield wipers
are like God wiping our sins away.

After the chill bumps raced up my arms I was able to respond.
"That's really good, Aspen." Then my curiosity broke in. How far
would this little girl take this revelation? So I asked... "Do you
notice how the rain keeps on coming?

What does that tell you?"

Aspen didn't hesitate one moment with her answer: "We keep
on sinning, and God just keeps on forgiving us."

I will always remember this whenever I turn my wipers on.
After all, In order to see the rainbow, you must first endure
some rain. Amen.
Author Unknown


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Wow Peggy... We were on the same wave length with our posts today, weren't we???? How neat!!!!

We can turn the wipers on and DANCE away the sin and pain!!!!

Linda said...

Oh I liked that one Peggy!

amelia said...

I don't share your faith but this post brings home to me how wonderful it would be to have such unquestioning faith...

Mary said...

Amen! Excellent comparison.

Wishing you a relaxing evening and a pleasant Sunday.


Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

It is a lovely child appropriate metaphor. Like my neighbour above, Amelia, I wish sometimes to have a more childlike understanding of things. I make them all so complicated and hard to communicate to others.

Rachel said...

Amen!! I had seen this but it had been a long time! Good to read it again!!