I waited all day Sunday for a break in the weather to go for a walk. The rain was relentless. Eventually my granddaughter and I decided to just walk in the rain.
Along the way she performed what she called her “rain dance” over and over again. Her feet splashed thru every puddle as the back of her legs got muddy, her hair messy and she danced without a care in the world. The rain made her sparkle.
I’m so happy we didn’t wait for the storm to pass. We met new friends along the way and with it I felt a childlike joy. Maybe I should of stayed home but in the book of Philippians 4:4 it states we are to “rejoice in the Lord always” and walking in the rain just lifted my spirit. In fact, I was rejoicing in the Lord just to be able to get out of the house.
Is it possible to rejoice when the circumstances around you are far from ideal? Yes, we can trust Him through any storm and if we can truly trust Him we can rejoice in Him regardless of what storm we are facing.
My husband eventually came looking for us when the rain continued and we didn’t return. Unbeknownst to him we were enjoying the company of new friends and didn’t need rescuing. It was almost comical he worried over a little rain but as I looked into his eyes there was a love so beautiful it should of been a rainbow in the sky. Rejoicing in the Lord feels so good.