Rain, beautiful rain. We're supposed to have rain for the rest of this week. After a long dry August, September rain is so welcome. The lakes and stock ponds are filling up and the pastures and gardens are being watered. Though we tend to take rain for granted, we shouldn't. Rain is a valuable commodity. Actually valuable is not adequate to describe this priceless blessing.
Psalm 65:9–13 (NRSV)
9 You visit the earth and water it,
you greatly enrich it;
the river of God is full of water;
you provide the people with grain,
for so you have prepared it.
10 You water its furrows abundantly,
settling its ridges,
softening it with showers,
and blessing its growth.
11 You crown the year with your bounty;
your wagon tracks overflow with richness.
12 The pastures of the wilderness overflow,
the hills gird themselves with joy,
13 the meadows clothe themselves with flocks,
the valleys deck themselves with grain,
they shout and sing together for joy.