“For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:” Isaiah 55:10 KJV
It is very powerful verse indeed for when we look deeper or outwardly we see that there are seasons of rain pouring down upon the earth and seasons of snow falling down from heaven. Regardless of how much comes down, both seasons are necessary for growth and both are formed differently this means they have different functions.
Rain for example can come down suddenly, it can be really mild, it can be as a mist just enough to cool and sometimes make you even hotter. It can range in temperature but when it is seemingly the hottest can come pouring down long enough to change the way you’re feeling. Most people avoid the rain but will bundle up for hours to go play in the snow.
Snow only comes down when the outside temperature is cold, the atmosphere goes through a change of degrees for a season. Some people take full advantage of time off work especially when the anow comes down feet at a time. The land is covered all around. During both seasons rain seemingly comes and goes and is rapidly absorbed by the earth but snow sets for a while and remains. It waters the earth differently and the change is not immediate but happens slowly bringing those dead things to life. The earth absorbing the needed nutrients and nourishment for a set time of awakening.
There are times in your life both rain and snow will come to bring and spring forth life, you may not want them to come, sometimes it may come sudden, lasts for days, be more than you asked for or can possibly handle, will cause everything around you to become wet, will effect your sight and ability to see in front of you, will effect your reaction time, causes you to wait when you think its time to move, it may cause you to rest when you think you don’t want or need too, will cause you never think you need as much as you get and sometimes will have you asking for more. Will bring about comfort, rest, peace when you are still.
And i have even found that walking through the rain you simply don’t get as wet? Never! Why???
The sower needs the rain and snow just as much as the one who eats what is prepared.
~ in Him ~
Paul L. Patterson