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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Standing in the Rain

Well, some-probably most-who read this blog know by now, but Jeff and I are currently searching for a new church home. If you know us well, you know this is one of the hardest decisions we've ever made, nor was it one we really wanted to make. However, you deal with life the best you can, and we are.

One of my friends once said you know you're having a good day when you can notice the day, the beautiful sky, the sounds of living things all around you, and just in general God's canvas He created. Yet how often do we take a beautiful day for granted, yet the day - and its beauty - still exists? And while beautiful days go unnoticed, the rainy days sure can cause the grumblings to begin.

While driving in my car today, I heard a testimony from SuperChic (a Christian group). A member of this group was explaining the meaning behind one SuperChic's new releases, Stand in the Rain. She was describing me! How often we don't want to get wet, so we wait inside Wal-Mart for things to dry up, often ending up more wet because it only got worse, not better, before our patience wore out! If only I would just deal now, knowing God is on my side, rather than pushing it aside. So, here I sit, er, stand, in the rain. God knows it isn't easy, but He's in control, and I'm ready to weather the storm. I know I'll come out stronger, with new truths God will reveal through this journey I didn't choose to take, but I'm willing to walk. Maybe this excerpt from the song will help you decide if you want to weather your storm or come in out of the rain.

So stand in the rain
Stand your ground
Stand up when it’s all crashing down
You stand through the pain
You won’t drown
And one day what’s lost can be found
You stand in the rain

"And as for you, dear brothers, never tire of doing what is right." 2 Thessalonians 3:13
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