Rainy Day Reflections

20 Sep

My son loves to play in the rain. His daddy taught him the thrill of puddle-splashing just after his first birthday. Since then, we have enjoyed some sopping-wet fun and what I call “Rainy Day Reflections” (pun definitely intended!).

In Matthew chapter 5, verses 43-45, Jesus tells his disciples, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” (ESV)

As we dance in the puddles and James cries out, “Wet, wet!” with obvious delight, I tell him the rain reminds us that because God is good to us, we are to reflect His character by doing good to others regardless of whether they treat us kindly or not. After a few minutes, we go inside and dry off. James is too little to have enemies yet. But I hope that as we play, he learns to soak in God’s love like the rain splashing down on him, and that he will pour that kind of love out to people around him so they can know just how good God is.

©2010 Reformation Lady and Chandra E. Wellman. All rights reserved.


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