Each Friday my writing stems from a word prompt. Five minutes, one word prompt. The prompt this week is … Rain.
The sound of rain often brings comfort and peace to me. There is a distinct difference in spring rain and autumn rain, yet we need both. The spring rain falls gently on young plants causing seed to germinate, rooting deeply, and eventually maturing. The autumn rain falls a bit harder, often in downpours from extended humidity. These rains fall on ground hardened from the summer, softening the soil so plantings can be pulled and the ground prepared for the following year.
Moses knew the analogy of rain would be a powerful reminder to the people:
“Let my teaching fall on you like rain; let my speech settle like dew. Let my words fall like rain on tender grass, like gentle showers on young plants” (Deuteronomy 32:2, NLT).
Through Moses’ words, the Lord implores each of us to let His Word fall likewise, on hearts tender and receptive. God’s words are meant to be refreshing to our souls, producing the fruit of obedience in our lives.
His Word falls on us in the proper season of our lives,
spring and autumn rain,
bringing about new and deep growth.