Showers of blessing


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What is thy season today ?  Is it a season of drought ?  Then, that is the season for showers.  Is it  a season of great heaviness and black clouds ?  Then, that is the season for showers.  “As thy day so shall thy strength be.”  “I will give thee ‘SHOWERS’ of blessing.”  The word is in the plural.  God will send all kinds of blessings.  All God’s blessings go together, LIKE LINKS IN A GOLD CHAIN.  Look up today, O parched plant, and open thy leaves and flowers for the Heavenly showers.  The fruitful life seeks showers as well as sunshine.
The landscape, brown and sere beneath the sun
Needs but the cloud to lift it into life
The dews may damp the leaves of tree and flower
But it requires the cloud-distilled shower
To bring rich verdure to the lifeless life.
Showers-of-BlessingAh, how like this, the landscape of a life
Dews of trial fall like incense, rich and sweet
But bearing little in the crystal tray
Like nymphs of night, dews lift at break of day
And transient impress leave, like lips that meet.
But clouds of trials, bearing burdens rare
Leave in the soul, a moisture settled deep
Life kindles like the magic law of God
And where before the thirsty camel trod
There richest beauties to life’s landscape leap.
Then read thou in each cloud that comes to thee
God’s words, in letters large and clear
So shall those clouds thy soul with blessing feed
And with a constant trust as thou dost read
ALL THINGS TOGETHER WORK FOR GOOD.  FRET NOT, NOR FEAR.
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