An Ungrateful Heart Exposed By Rain
Rain is grace from God. It is not saving grace, but a common grace that God gives to the righteous and unrighteous (Matthew 5:45), reminding us that we too should be gracious to all people and thankful to God.
This wet grace woke me up last night. It woke me because it was heavy and it lasted for an extended time. I was not bitter that sleep was interrupted, rather I was quite glad. This was a good rain and we haven’t had many rains like this in recent memory. Surely, I thought, my rain gauge will be overflowing with the evidence of God’s grace. So I went expectantly this morning to see what God had done.
“Only two inches? That’s all? That’s what woke me up? Just two inches?”
As I stared at the rain gauge, an unexpected thought poured over me: “I am so ungrateful! Why is my heart not thankful? I don’t have one reason to demand a single drop of grace and yet God has given thousands of drops of unmerited favor.
Oh God, help me to have a thankful heart in response to your abundant grace. Thank You, for the rain!”