Who said it wouldn’t be raining for a long time because of the El Nino phenomenon?
It’s raining now. I thought it was just a droplet and a drizzle passing by, and then the Emperor Sun would beat his warm and arid spell on us again.
It’s been 30 minutes since the rain started, and it’s still raining now.
Praise the Lord from whom all blessings flow!
Yes, dry seasons of our lives come and go.
It is when trials burden you, and you feel that the world is pushing you down.
Your fair-weathered friends were long gone. You’re left with your few faithful genuine friends. They are there to share and to care.
Most of all, you are left with the best option, which is to pray and pray and pray.
Faith is one thing that your detractors can never take away from you.
Suddenly, without you expecting it, the Mighty Hand of God hoisted you and carried you easily to better, brighter and higher ground.
Looking back, you can only shake your head in stunning reality, for you clearly see how God reversed your precarious situation and brought about abundance and goodness for you and your family.
The dry season is over.
God has filled you up, and He will consistently quench your thirst, fill your table with food, and give you limitless opportunities.
Those who lack the wisdom of God will always fail to see His mighty hand moving and causing the seasons to come and go.
Oh God, it is still raining now!
Let us go out and bathe in the goodness of His abundance…now!
Brothers and sisters in Christ, I wrote this short piece ten years ago, on 10th March 2010. We were still in the Philippines, and it was the dry season.
I was faced with losing my job. My last day was 31st March 2010. I was then thinking of the lean months ahead for being jobless. However, the miracle of God’s provision began “raining” way before my last day of work. And it hasn’t stopped raining since then.
So, I wrote this short reflection while watching the rain drench the parched fields and trees. Yes, we have learnt to trust God more and more as seasons go by. I hope you can find the needed inspiration from this testimony/reflection.
PHOTO CREDIT: Raindrops on rose leaves by Diane King
Perla Londres Waters
My goodness, Jonan, what wonderful words, and how beautiful the rain sounds! Thank you for this inspirational message–may your gifts increase.
I hope the rains provide quenching of thirsts on many fronts, giving respite to the barrenness of the land, body and soul.
Best to you and the family.
Wish I could offer you a prize for being the first to comment. I’m amazed by how you establish further reflections on what I wrote. Whatever the front would be, you are God’s “thirst-quenchers” when your life is committed to serve Him. Thus, when the servants of God congregate, it would rain definitely. It reminds me of Elijah and Elisha. Blessings to you and Linzy…the “Waters” are coming!
God is good all the time!! All the time GOD is good!!!!
I thought I was dreaming nga naga ulan, but its real, ga ULAN gid man!! I rushed to go outside kag nag nagsalud sang kamot ko, para mabatyagan
ko gid, hehehehe.
Ti ano ang nabatyagan mo Bhylle? Great blessing indeed!
May R. Vail Lee
My dear Jonan,
Thank you for the beautiful ways that you touch my life!
May the Almighty wrap His hands around you and continue to use you for His purpose.
What great encouragement you always give me Manang May. Thanks.
Yes, fair-weathered friends will come and go, but faithful friends will be with you until the end. God is a FAITHFUL FRIEND! Thanks for the inspiration.
From, Tita Cuvic
Hello Tita, thank you. God is such a faithful friend that we never ran out of faithful friends.
Wonderful, inspirational words!!
like other creation, fruit trees and plants relish the rain.
salamat, God bless and shalom.
I was looking through the window of the Vaflor’s Mansion, watching the rain drench the little football field, acacia trees, and surrounding plants, when I wrote my reflection. I hope your Dad’s santol tree would bear much this June…the sweetest santol in campus. Thanks.
cyrus a. natividad
Sorry for giving you a day to wait for my response…, after all comments are rewards for your good thoughts. Yup, you’re right everything relates to faith. “When two or three are gathered together in my name…” Now imagine when millions gather their thoughts together to ask God for rain!
On the other hand, we learn from science that rain is much too expected when there is too much heat from the sun. May God us more rain…don’t forget to bring along capote on your trip to Ajuy. God Bless!
Hi dear Pastor Jonan,
To God be the Glory indeed!!!Your compositions blessed me a wonderful lot. All the songs just blessed and inspired me so much. It came on time when i need it the most!!
I miss CPU and wonderful true friends like you. Mabalik ako dira as this is my desire.
Ti kamusta na si apo?? and Twinkle? si nanay? My sweet regards to them.
Yes, indeed, the Lord is our great source of everything. Thanks God and na open ko ang website mo. Your songs and messages are the rains(showers of blessings) that blesses me in this land of the dry!he!he!
I will share your songs to my BS cell group here.Gin print ko gid…
May the good Lord showers you and your family with His continued blessings day in and day out.
To Him be the Glory honor and Praise!!
He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth it’s fruit in it’s season.
God bless you exceedingly, abundantly more than you can ask or think of!!!
Hi Tita Carmela, I was reviewing my blog posts and it’s only now that I noticed you have a wonderful and very encouraging comments here. We are out of Egypt now and headed towards promise land. Wherever life may take us, we will always stand on God’s promise. Thank you so much for sharing my blog post. I’m happy that God has created the Internet so that our messages have far-reaching readership. Thanks and God bless you always!
Hi pastor Jonan,
Please send me more of your compositions..You are truly blessed with God given talents. Go and and go….You are and will be in my prayers.Please also incude me in your prayer list.
Best regards to Twinkle and your darling daughter.
yes, from worry to His Glory..
God bless gid.
I literally escaped from work that day and was walking aimlessly under the heat of the sun (at 35C!). I just needed to get away.
God is soo good He know what my spirit needed that time. He made His presence felt by sending in the rain. The rain refreshed not only my tired body, most importantly, it quenched my thirsty spirit.