"When it rains, get wet." -Quincy JonesEver get afraid of the rain.. ever walk with a bit of fear of getting wet? This idea of rain.. in a spiritual sense.. can be a difficult one.. it can dial you back to a difficult and painful time of rain and cause you to be fearful of future rain. It causes me to think about Jesus' statement from Matthew 5:
He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.Rain can often represent difficult days for us.. times of testing and trial. During times of rain it is so easy to get our spiritual umbrellas out and 'protect' ourselves from the full effect of the rain. Often we will use the umbrellas of withdrawal.. of manipulation.. and of passivity to protect ourselves from the effects of the rain.
During times of rain I think that it good to remember that God's rains are necessary for growth.. they are good for us.. really.. ever heard of a farmer running through his crops with an umbrella.. funny picture isn't it. When we are tempted to open up those spiritual umbrellas we need to remember what Quincy Jones says:
"When it rains, get wet"Do you have any spiritual umbrellas? Care to share about them and what has helped you to keep them in the closet?