Showers of Blessing
Merry Monday by Parris Bailey
Ezekiel 34: 26 “And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.”
What a wonderful scripture of comfort and promise. Many of us we will not accept the precious truth that God does indeed love us and desires to pour showers of blessings upon us. C.S. Lewis says we are so busy making mud pies that we never dream of a vacation at the sea. I have always said, meeting Christ was to me “Cinderella meeting her knight with shining armor.”
Spurgeon puts it this way, “the promise is, ‘I will give them the shower in its season.'” Ah! poor waiting soul, what is thy season this morning? Is it the 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. What is your season this morning, business man? Lost money all the week, have you? Now is the season to ask for showers. It is night-time; now the dew falls. The dew does not fall in the day – it falls in the night; the night of affliction, trial, and trouble. There stands the promise; only go and plead it. “I will give them the shower in its season.”
Living in His abundance takes truly understanding redemption. It never was about us and our goodness or effort, but Christ in us changing us everyday changing us and renewing us. Once again Spurgeon says, “When thou passest through the river I will be with thee, and the floods shall not overflow thee; “thou art free to that. Here is another: “Mountains may depart, and hills may be removed; but my lovingkindness shall not depart: “You are free to that. Here is another: “Having loved his own, he loved them unto the end.” You are free to that. “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” Here is a chapter touching election: you are free to that if you are elect. Here is another, speaking of the non-condemnation of the righteous, and their justification; you are free to that. You are free to all that is in the Bible. Here is a never-failing treasure filled with boundless stores of grace. It is the bank of heaven: you may draw from it as much as you please without let or hindrance. Bring nothing with you, except faith. Bring as much faith as you can get, and you are welcome to all that is in the Bible. There is not a promise, not a word in it, that is not yours. In the depths of tribulation let it comfort you. Mid waves of distress let it cheer you. When sorrows surround thee, let it be thy helper. This is thy father’s love-token: let it never be shut up and covered with dust. Thou art free to it – use, then, thy freedom.” Let’s grab ahold of these precious promises and let it change our lives.