Thankful for the rain

2016-08-02 06:00

WHEN everything around us seems all doom and gloom with the severe drought, poverty, lawlessness, local-election tension, political killings, corruption, terrorism and so much more, the Lord still remains faithful.

The recent rains are evidence that he never abandons his people. It is with great delight that I say thank you to the almighty for the tremendous relief that this water from heaven has brought in, quenching the parched earth.

While many may still say that the drought has not been broken yet and farmers are still in dire need of more rain, let us be thankful for what we have just received. It is indeed so refreshing to smell cleaner air, to hear the tyres of vehicles sloshing through water on the roads and to see little green shoots beginning to sprout in our gardens.

The bonus of the snow that has fallen so close to our city has brought with it so much excitement to both adults and children alike. Indeed, this is a blessing from the God of all creation.

We should not forget that we are the earthly stewards and custodians of all his creation and we should accept this duty with responsibility. So then let us conserve water for it is not an unlimited resource. Let us not pollute it and let us not waste it. I humbly appeal to everyone to play his or her role in saving water.

Lord almighty, thank you for the gift of life-giving rain. I pray that you will give us one more thing, “the gift of a grateful heart”.

DENNIS MOODLEY

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