Rain on the Radar

    Today we had planned to go to the beach but the rain looked as though the beach day was not going to happen. We decided to go anyways as the radar showed there may be some breaks in the weather. As we got to the beach, the rain stopped and the weather turned nice, almost hot. We wanted to try out the kayaks and the water was perfect. Then the thunder started, we loaded the kayaks and chairs and all of a sudden the sky was dark and about 15 minutes later it poured. The sky looked just like the radar showed. I knew it was coming because the radar showed a second rather large storm following the first. Now this dark cloud did not just appear. It was coming. We have been talking about this at the Rock for some time now. We have been calling on God to “Let it Rain.” Elijah said to Ahab, “Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain.” 42 So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees. 43 “Go and look toward the sea,” he told his servant. And he went up and looked. “There is nothing there,” he said. Seven times Elijah said, “Go back.” 44 The seventh time the servant reported, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.” So Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.’” 45 Meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rain came on and Ahab rode off to Jezreel. 46 The power of the Lord came upon Elijah and, tucking his cloak into his belt, he ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel. (1 Kings 18) Just like the rain came today and that dark cloud suddenly appeared, so too will the rain from heaven. When we first started calling it was off in the distance but it was coming and will come. We need to continue to wait for the power of God to come among us. God has promised and it will happen.