When I heard the thunder and saw the rain pouring down this morning I had a crazy thought, “Why not capture this moment in a mug”—so I did! I decided to celebrate the downpour with a Morning cup of Rain.
First, I ran outside, not even caring that I still had on my mismatched blue thermal leggings with my purple PJ top. Nor did I care that I hadn’t even run a comb through my hair. I was already in motion before considering what I might look like to my neighbors. Instead one hand was grabbing my favorite Allewine Pottery mug that I had gotten in the Smoky Mountains while my other hand was holding my camera. And at the same time, my mind was busy focusing on the simplicity and purity of God’s truth triggered by the continuing showers.
“Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”
(John 7:37-38 NIV)
When outside I sat the mug on the table and watched the rain softly vibrate little trickles of water over the edges. Once it was filled to the brim it was easy to visualize the meaning behind this scripture, as little by little the cool water began overflowing.
Looking around you could see the rain saturating the ground. I couldn’t help but notice the drastic contrast compared to last week when the grass had turned brown and the ground began to crack. Crevices started forming because the soil became parched due to a lack of rain. It made me take note of some of the similarities to my own life, when I too, have had those dry spells.
Do you ever have times when you feel like that? When you are parched, or are having an extremely dry time in life, maybe when you have ignored taking care of the needs of your own heart and soul? The good news is, there is a refreshing place to go, where anyone who is thirsty can come and find living water.
That is why the mug, sitting in the rain this morning, is so symbolic. It is my visual symbol of gratitude, and faith, that He is, and forever will be, my living water.
I trust my Lord to fill this cup that is sitting here today. He has proven time and time again, I need only ask, and put myself in His hands.