Spring Rains

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I’m not sure, but I don’t think there’s a more beautiful place in the world than this one, Grand Teton National Park. I say that about a lot of places, because when you are in a place like this, it is almost surreal.

Last time we were here, autumn had cloaked this valley in hues of gold, but this time spring has sprung, and it is so green and lush, thanks to the spring rain. It’s still snowing on the high peaks, and the contrast of the green valley against the snowy white peaks is stunning.

“So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth.” Hosea 6:3.

Like the spring rain – that sounds so refreshing, so life giving, and so desperately needed when the earth is parched and the grass crunches under your feet.

Sometimes my life is like that – so dry and thirsty. I’ve tried everything to quench this thirst of mine, but it doesn’t go away. It just gets worse. Until I remember the answer.

The answer is in knowing the Lord, intentionally pressing on to know Him. Even when I’m tempted to find my own way. Or allow distractions to lead me elsewhere. Because it’s in knowing the Lord that I will find truth and true contentment.

What a blessing it is to be able to know the Lord and have a relationship with Him. I don’t want to take Him for granted. I want His grace and presence to rain on my life so that I can thrive, like this beautiful valley after the spring rain.

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