If we needed rain than the water blotches on my glasses would not be so irritating. See – something as common as rain can bring disaster or relief to the desert. It just depends on where we are. Flooding reminds people to build on higher ground. The sun in the desert is what we hope for but too much heat can bring death or at least heat stroke. The rain keeps us inside. We can clean our houses and bake cookies and get “cozy” as my daughter would say. Today it frizzes my hair and prevents me from doing the yard work (in the sun) I was dreaming about. In the Book of Genesis there is a big flood, massive losses, an ark, and new life. God was restarting with some purity. “What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus”. This simple song by Robert Lowry brings Romans 5:8,9 to mind, “Christ died for us, much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved.” Rain, sun, blood, heat, health, illness, life, death, and washing…there is something about washing the earth and washing our hearts that God wants to do for us. He can do what we cannot do for ourselves. We can’t bring rain to a desert and we can’t save ourselves, let alone, save anyone else. God is the one. “He gives rain on the earth, And sends waters on the fields. He sets on high those who are lowly, And those who mourn are lifted to safety. He frustrates the devices of the crafty, So that their hands cannot carry out their plans.”, Job:5:10-12. Finally, and “…He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”, Matthew 5:45. It looks like the rain is still falling outside the window. I see no water damage. I’m safe and warm. I am contented.