We often wonder why the rain falls on both sides of the divide.
We are completely happy when it falls on our side because it helps to keep our grass very green and lush. The rain also provides the cool and comfort we so need.
Though we have not formed the rain, we gladly enjoy its benefits. We look across our neighbour’s picket fence and initially, all we see is the scorching sun and we are secretly glad that we have all the rain on our side.
Then the weather changes unexpectedly, the cloud moves partly to the other side of the fence; the cloud now covers a huge part of the sun and brings much needed relief to your neighbour (The same comfort you have thus far enjoyed).
The rain cloud now sits nicely between the fence covering both houses and watering the grass on both sides but that suddenly seems to bring up a problem. Why has the cloud moved we complain?
Why do I have to share “my” cloud with my neighbour we ask?
My grass will no longer have sufficient amount of rain to make it as green as I desire we whisper.
Then, finally and unexpectedly, we burst out with the truth; I want “my” rain cloud all to myself!!!
We have neither formed the cloud nor the rain yet, we are saddened that it provides comfort to all at different times.
The rain is neither “yours” nor “mine” but is more than enough to water the grass on both sides without compromising on the lushness of your grass.
Matthew 5:45 – that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.