The Gift of Rainy Days

Winter said its “goodbyes” but what lasting impression it left to the drought-stricken land! It brought many days of much needed rain, even exceeding the amount needed to recover from drought. 

I have never seen our trees yield so many flowers and what a beautiful sight to gaze at! I am anticipating a greater harvest of plums and nectarines this year!

Along with this awesome result comes the down side. With many different flowers popping up on roadways, hills, valleys and mountaintops, surely people with allergy are prone to being affected by these pollens and other kinds of allergens in the air. I am one of those people and already armed myself with nasal sprays and a tablet I can take each day if I need to counter such effects.  I dread it sometimes because I don’t like the sinus pain that may come with other symptoms. Like itchy eyes or runny nose or just feeling tired sometimes. 

But I choose to concentrate on the positive side which is to take each day at a time and enjoy the gift of rainy days winter dropped in the season of my life.

nectarine tree; ©offthebeatentrek2019

plum tree; ©offthebeatentrek2019 

I pray Paul’s prayer for me and for you:

“When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.  Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.  And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.” – Ephesians 3:14-19 (NLT)


  1. "For behold, the winter is past, The rain is over, it is gone: The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing is come, And the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land", Song of Solomon 2:11-13.

  2. What a beautiful verse! A beautiful invitation from the Lord to leave all the vanities here and the sins that entangle a sinner. Yes, the fruits remind me, even if they are not ripe yet, but if produced because of His grace, are still awesome! What beautiful fruits if the branches are attached to the True Vine! Thank you bro. David and God bless.

  3. The trees are so refreshing ones. Sunny days are coming...

  4. You are such an encourager--both on your blog, and the comment you left on mine. I am excited to be back "home," but am having a hard time trying to figure out how I can see when my blog friends post. I know I follow your blog, but your posts never show up on my blogger reading list. Thanks for stopping by.


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