This is what I woke up to this morning. This photo was taken around 7:00am Pacific Standard Time. This is my street. This is my mountain. It’s hard to see. It’s difficult to breathe.
Hundreds of kilometres away, wildfires are eating up thousands of hectares of forest forcing thousands of people out of their homes looking for safety. Weather conditions have pushed vast quantities of smoke towards the west coast from the interior of British Columbia as well as north from our American neighbouring Washington State. The province has been in a state of emergency for weeks now.
There is no rain, only dry heat, in the near weather forecast.
As I sat outside in the haze this morning to read my Bible, this is the verse that jumped off the page:
You send abundant rain, O God,
to refresh the weary Promised Land.
Psalm 68:9 (NLT)
God not only provides for our spiritual needs, but also for our physical. Right now, we need rain. Lots of it—and without the lightning that has been sparking additional fires. This morning, I’m praying that God would send spiritual rain to His people and put a burden on their hearts to pray for natural rain.
Daily Bible reading: Psalm 68-69, Romans 3