Joel 2:23 (NIV)
Be glad, O people of Zion, rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given you the autumn rains in righteousness. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.
If you've looked at my blog before you may have noticed at the bottom of the page is the verse of the day. I often wonder who's life the verse will touch as they see it, either on my blog or someone else's page. Today it was a verse that I found relevant for me.
If you live in Australia or have watched the news where you live you should be aware that Australia has been experiencing a drought, which has been ongoing for nearly 10 years. We are constantly reminded that there are water usage restrictions and that there may be other restrictions as well, due to the influence that a lack of water has on so many other areas of life.
This verse has served as a reminder to me that God hasn't forgotten that we need rain. He has seen what is happening to His world and has promised that He will send rain. He doesn't say when it will come, just that it will come and in the amounts that we need to continue on living on this world.
Ok, so right now it isn't autumn down here in Oz, but it is spring, and the verse says that both autumn AND spring rains will come.
Thank you, God, for this promise!!