I was reminded this week of a “modern day” parable story. You may recall the one where the old country church folks of days gone by would meet and pray for rain after a long dry spell. We were mostly an agrarian society back then and although there were times of drought there were also times of harvest among the forces of mother nature. The part that struck me about that story was once in a while just one person would bring an umbrella to that prayer meeting. Three things:
1) If I could find an umbrella, I would like to think I would be the one who would bring it.
2) I’d even find a rain bonnet or raincoat too. Part of asking for the rain is the preparation for it too, right?
3) When the first big drops would begin to fall I would want to be the first to dance in it.