In the past 13 hours we have received about 1 inch of rain. What a blessing it is.
As I write this post the sun has not yet risen here near the site where the old Blankenship mill used to stand, and looking out the window seeing the silhouette of the trees along the creek banks; I am thankful for the rain the Lord has sent our way.
It may be just an inch, but my what good that inch of water does for the soil, the grass, crops that are nearing the time of harvest. It just adds a refreshing mood to the air. I believe that the rain cleanses the air as well. My what a wonderful Creator we have; the way He has designed, and formed all things to do His will. Of course, with the exception of one. One who brought chaos through sin into the world; and I don’t speak of the devil.
I won’t get into a doctrinal discourse; that is not my purpose here.
The rain reminds me of the wondrous grace of GOD. An undeserved blessing on the banks of Flat Creek.
We are in the midst of the Winter months, and we are reaping the cold and snow of “Global warming”, and I laugh. It seems that most of the US of A is under a blanket of white fluffy snow, and temps are in the teens and below at night.
The cold of Winter is still expected in the Winter, and the heat of Summer is expected in the Summer. I believe that is how God has ordained things, at least, since the fall of man in the garden of Eden; and maybe since the flood of Noah and the ark; which God used to deliver the human race from total destruction.
Summer and Winter; and Springtime and Harvest (Autumn, Fall) will continue as long as the sun and the moon endure. Let’s trust these matters to our Lord, Creator, Redeemer, Savior, and Almighty God in His Son Jesus Christ.
We received a little more ice and snow on Friday morning which suspended School activities of Cassville, MO, and a few others. Some waited longer and canceled. I was glad to be out Friday.
The reason I was glad is my son and his wife Sarah L. had a new baby girl – Lydia Rae. She was scheduled for Friday January 29, by caesarean section. She weighed 8 pounds and 9 ounces at birth and was 21.5 inches long. She was a Blankenship baby. I mean by that that most of us are born fairly good sized.
As long as sinful man continues there will be heat and cold, drought and snow; and yes even life and death. One day there will be an end of sin, and sinful men; and all will be made new. That comes when Christ comes to rule and reign on earth, and puts sin forever away.
The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
-Tim A. Blankenship