So the rain was a blessing. With every drop of moisture, there was an almost perceptible lifting of the collective mood in farm country.
I went to a community choir rehearsal yesterday afternoon. For the Stafford Ministerial Alliance's Community Thanksgiving service next Sunday afternoon, singers from most of Stafford's churches will come together to sing two anthems.
Most of us sing in our own church choirs. But I think we all find a message of hope and cooperation in churches coming together to worship and sing.
One of the songs is called "He's Always Been Faithful." I'd never heard it before, but it seemed like a perfect theme song after the blessing of rain.
And then, when I was on my way home, there was a rainbow in the eastern sky.
I don't know whether you can see it that well, but for me, it was like an exclamation point ... a confirmation of God's providence.
The words to the song are, in part:
Morning by morning
I wake up to find
The power and comfort of God's hand in mine
Season by season I watch him, amazedIn awe of the myst'ry
Of his perfect ways.
All I have need ofHis hand will provideHe's always been faithful to me.
So, for your Monday, here's Sara Groves' rendition of "He's Always Been Faithful," which incorporates the old hymn, "Great Is Thy Faithfulness." And even more miraculously, the person who posted the video to youtube
used rainbows to illustrate the music.
It's a God thing ...