(This is a challenge between student and teacher. Rules of the challenge are found in the posting entitled, “A Challenge Has Been Presented Using the Book of Psalms”).
Today’s Verse: “I will praise the name of God with a song and will magnify Him with thanksgiving.” Psalms 69:30 (NKJV)
I Give Thanks For: Thunderstorms!
At the time I sat down to write this blog, we were having a thunderstorm here in Southern Arizona! And yes, that’s a pretty big thing around here. If you are at all familiar with Arizona, or never been here before, you need to know that its desert. And we don’t get a whole lot of rain! It’s dry, dusty, and hot most of the year. This year’s “summer monsoon rains”, well, to be honest were disappointing at best. And usually when the weather forecast says its gonna rain, we all know around here, there is a better chance that it won’t rain at all. So, when I actually woke up to a thunderstorm in progress this morning I was so excited. We actually got RAIN!
Our little dog, (whom we’ve had for just four months now – he’s a rescue dog!) Max and I were getting our breakfast. While I was busy in the kitchen, he was busy racing through the house, going from door to door, window to window, trying to figure out what was going on outside. It was so funny to watch!
Thunder rumbled in the distance. A few flashes of lightening spread across the grey skies. The house lights flickered, threatening to go out on us. And then came this almighty clap of thunder. Max literally jumped off the ground. He didn’t bark, which is what I would have expected him to do. Instead, he let out this really loud moan/yell and ran straight for his momma, begging me to pick him up! Poor little guy! Together we sat, enjoying breakfast and my morning cup of tea, watching the rain come down, and the storm rage for a little over an hour.
And to think, our great God made all that! It was a sight to behold. I love watching thunderstorms from our big picture window (I don’t love to be out in them!) And with every storm I experience, I am truly thankful that God sends the rain to water our dry, hot desert.
And then, I just happened to look out the window again. This is what Max and I saw next:
“Oh wow, Lord Jesus, that is one awesome sight! Thank you God for sharing that with us today!” What a joy it is to behold our God’s handiwork. Every day it is something BEAUTIFUL to brighten our day! Thank you God!
We stood in awe, watching the rainbows fade from view. “Come on Max, I’ll teach you about puddles!”