showers of blessing, seasons refreshing

It rained today.   It seems like it has rained often lately.  Yesterday I started singing the old hymn, “There Shall Be Showers of Blessing.”

There shall be showers of blessing: This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing, Sent from the Savior above.

Showers of blessing, Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy drops round us are falling, But for the showers we plead.

As a child growing up I remember times of “revival.”  These were one or two week long services at church … my family was there nightly … we worshiped, prayed, pleaded with God for revival … a refreshing in our own souls and for the salvation of those dear to us.

There shall be showers of blessing, Precious reviving again;
Over the hills and the valleys, Sound of abundance of rain.

Showers of blessing, Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy drops round us are falling, But for the showers we plead.

The spring rains remind me that God uses water as a descriptor of his work in our lives.  Here are just a few examples … 

“Indeed, the water I [Jesus] give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” ~John 4:14

Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.  Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” ~John 7:37-38

… Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word … ~Ephesians 5:25-26

… let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water … ~Hebrews 10:22

The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life. ~Revelation 22:17

The Living Water cleanses, refreshes, washes us clean … just as H2O is essential for our physical life, He is essential for the inner life, life eternal.

There shall be showers of blessing, If we but trust and obey;
There shall be seasons refreshing, If we let God have His way.

Showers of blessing, Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy drops round us are falling, But for the showers we plead.

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One Response to showers of blessing, seasons refreshing

  1. matt says:

    This blog’s great!! Thanks :).

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