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Topic: Rain (09/07/04)

TITLE: Rain of Truth
By Jan Warrick
09/12/04

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Donít you hate it when you havenít washed your car for a while and there is a thin coating of dust on it? You think it doesnít look too bad at first glance so you let it go for one more day. Then the clouds roll in and you know itís going to happen. Sure enough the clouds sprinkle down a few drops of rain, but not enough to clean your car. Those few drops of rain expose the filth on your car. The muddy water spots reveal to everyone exactly how dirty your car really is.

It would have been so much better if there were a cleansing rain. A rain that didnít only reveal the filth of the car, but actually cleaned it making its shine and luster show again. Of course we donít want so much rain that it floods and carries our cars away, just enough to clean our cars and the world around us.

Have you ever noticed how Godís truth is like the rain He created? Sometimes we believe that the dirt (sin) of our lives isnít obvious to anyone. But then a sprinkle of Godís truth reveals exactly how filthy we really are. We have a choice, we can continue to live our lives of sin, or we can ask Him for His cleansing rain.

His truth convicts us of our condition. What we do with that conviction is up to us. Will we ask for His cleansing rain or will we wait for the flood of His justice to wash us away?


Member Comments
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Al Boyce09/13/04
Excellent metaphor Jan! (And I'm a metaphor junkie)
Blessings
Al
Teresa Lee Rainey09/13/04
Agreeing with Al. . . and isn't the cleansing rain a refreshing feeling.
Teresa
Karen O'Leary09/13/04
Oh how we like to fool ourselves about our sins. Thank you for sharing this article.
Karen
Linda Germain 09/15/04
You are right. A little water only makes MUD, and that is so obvious. Let's hear it for cleansing rains. Good job.
darlene hight09/15/04
Good reflections!
Phyllis Inniss 09/18/04
We need the cleansing rain to wash our sins away, to reveal God's truth to us. Blessings.