I stopped and the wind nearly took my breath away but I stopped to pray for rain, just a quick pretty please.
It seemed to be getting closer. The tree tops were gusting from the southwest.
I rushed back inside, ready to hunker down for the rain, ready to watch the thirsty ground soak it and ready to call my mom to tell her it was raining at our house.
But the rain never came. It rained in our county though which is a blessing to those to the south of us. I was reminded though of a few life lessons from the clouds.
1. Don’t assume the storm clouds are headed right for you. In life, be prepared but carry on because waiting only wastes time.
2. God doesn’t answer your prayers on command or on demand. Sure I wanted rain yesterday. But other friends received rain on their land. There were blessings in the clouds, just not for us yesterday. Our turn will come.