I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.
Until your eyes are open you can’t even see it. Sounds familiar? That’s exactly what Jesus said to the Pharisee Nicodemus. Unless a man is born again he can’t even see the kingdom of God. That’s how it is with mercy, until you have eyes to see humans often think they are responsible for their blessing and success, Nothing could be further from the truth. Our prosperity comes directly from the Lord. It is His showers of blessing that cause us to be a blessed people. Here is how Charles Spurgeon describes it.
“Here is sovereign mercy-I will give them the shower in its season. Is it not sovereign, divine mercy?-for who can say, I will give them showers, except God? There is only one voice which can speak to the clouds, and bid them beget the rain. Who sendeth down the rain upon the earth? Who scattereth the showers upon the green herb? Do not I, the Lord? So grace is the gift of God, and is not to be created by man. It is also needed grace. What would the ground do without showers? You may break the clods, you may sow your seeds, but what can you do without the rain? As absolutely needful is the divine blessing. In vain you labour, until God the plenteous shower bestows, and sends salvation down.”
Some people call it luck, I call it divine favor. If you remember the prayer meeting in Acts 4; you know, the one where the building shook, the Lord answered their prayer with showers of blessing. Luke said that great grace was upon them all. Everyone in that early church began to experience the supernatural favor of God upon their lives.
If you look carefully at today’s verse you will notice something. The blessings of God can be described as seasonal. Maybe, just maybe, you are about to step into one of those seasons of blessing. The time of drought comes to a close, the heavens open up, and showers of blessing began to fall on the sons and the daughters. The seed sown in tears began to sprout and bear fruit. Listen closely, I think I hear the sound of an abundance of rain. Showers of blessing are surely coming your way.