I had to laugh when this image came up in my feed.  Last night a series of thunderstorms rolled through our area.  Thunder and lightning.  And lots of rain. Here’s hoping that the rain barrels at church are now near capacity.

The rain barrels stand near our community garden.  The vegetables from the garden go to the local food pantry.

Being part of this garden has made me rethink my attitudes about rain.  When other people are fussing because they’d rather not drive to work in rain or worry about a cancelled soccer game, I’m thinking about the garden.

Spend some time outside this spring. Reconnect with the earth and the things that grow in it.  It may change how you see the world and hopefully you’ll recognize rain for what it is.  A gift from God.