It's a peaceful, almost melancholy rain.
When I was a little girl, my mother was drawn to walk outside when it rained. She would tell me it reminded her of home, and she put on her raincoat and rain bonnet and take off walking in the rain to who knows where.
She told me of the time she had a mental breakdown and had left home walking. 780 miles later she was found in another state walking in the rain. She couldn't explain how she had gotten so far in just a day. They took her away to a mental institution, where she stayed for a whole year.
Even with her broken condition, she sought the rain, somehow feeling cleansed by it falling on her shoulders.
When I hear the rain, I always think about Jesus talking about being the Living Water. Water is something all humans are made up of. There's nothing like a cool drink of water to refresh your spirit, and well, standing under a nice shower of water when you're all tired and dirty can sure revive you. Matter of fact, there are sometimes you're standing under a warm shower wondering if you ever have to get out from underneath it.
It's interesting that Jesus would call himself Living Water. Certainly, our lives would not be the same without Him replenishing our spirits, the same water does. His Word quenches our thirst for the questions Why? in our lives, just like water quenches our parched throats.
Jesus said, "Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them." in John 7:38.
That means that we need to be like the rain outside. Refreshing, renewing, bringing life to a parched land.
Today, let your living water rise up. Refresh someone's spirit, renew their belief in Jesus Christ, bring life to their parched and wounded spirit.