Rainy season in Florida is supposed to bring much needed rain on an almost daily basis. It seems that this season has been unusually dry to me. As I watch the weather, other areas receive their allotment of rain while our area seems to be passed by. While watching a few drops fall on the sidewalk the other day I caught myself repeating the words to an old hymn: “Mercy drops round us are falling but for the showers we plead”.
That song caused me to think of the mercy drops of God’s blessing that fall in our life. They are everywhere if we choose to see them. We can rejoice in the supply of health and strength the Lord has given us. We can be thankful for our food, shelter, family, and friends the Lord has granted. The vehicles we drive and the homes we live in are some of God’s mercy drops. We dare not forget His mercy in saving our souls and forgiving us of all our sins. Our blessings should not fall on us without us rendering our heartfelt gratitude to Almighty God. Just like the psalmist, we should cry out: “Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s” (Psalm 103:1-5).
While I am extremely grateful for the Lord’s mercy drops, sometimes I catch myself crying out to Him for the showers of blessing, the downpour of His favor on my life. I believe that this strong desire for more of God and more of His blessings delights our Heavenly Father. Didn’t Jesus tell us to ask and seek and knock?
As I witnessed the few drops falling on my sidewalk the other day, I was overjoyed when suddenly the heavens opened, and a long-lasting downpour fell from the sky. Mercy drops are wonderful, but never be ashamed to plead for the showers of blessing.