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Blog: Tom Job

A Note from Tom: July 16th

CCC Oak Ridge

Hey, everyone!

Hope you’re planning on an awesome weekend even though it might be wetter than you’d hoped…

Here’s what’s up, weather-wise, according to Todd the weather guy…

“Today: Hot and more humid with a high near 92 degrees.  A chance for spotty afternoon storms returns late, with better chances tonight…Some storms that develop could be strong with gusty winds.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers & storms expected. (60% chance)…”

Yikes! That might mean that if you go somewhere, you might not look as “together” as you did when you left the house. You might be soggier than expected upon arrival!

Or, if you were doing something outside, you might have to change your plans altogether. A cookout isn’t as cool when the burgers and buns are wet. At least wet hot dogs don’t smell as bad as wet real dogs do!

But, we REALLY need INCHES of water to fall out of the sky!! We’re about 5 ½“ down for the year! Last week we were over 8” short, rain-wise! Remember two summers ago when we were over a foot short on rain? The flowers were all wilted. My grass was totally dried up…crunchy! That’s the worst!  The best defense against weeds in your yard is really good growing grass! I don’t believe in Darwinism, but if I did, it’d be dandelions that would convince me! Those dudes out survive everything!! Grass was dead, and dandelions rockin’ it in my face! The tomatoes were dried up and wrinkly. The lakes didn’t have high enough levels to give us the power we needed! It was a dusty crisis!!

Even tho’ you might have to change your plans because of the rain…

and if you get caught in it, you might look different soaked than you do dry…

we need rain for beautiful things to grow…for nutritious things to eat…for power to run your house and your life.

I read the coolest Scripture this morning. Psalm 72 is all about the Messiah, the coming King of all the world…our Jesus! It says of Him…

“Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness.

…He will endure as long as the sun, as long as the moon, through all generations.

He will be like rain falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth…For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help.”

Jesus…like the rain…Wow!

I love the way the Bible says you can just go to Jesus and say, “You’re my King! Help me!”…”And He will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help.”

The answer isn’t always try to study the Bible more…or find someone to give you the advice you need. Sometimes you know all you need to know. Or as much as anyone else knows. Sometimes you just have to say, “Jesus! You’re my King! I’ll do whatever you say, but…Help!”

Like 2 Thessalonians 2…”May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.”

“Lord Jesus! I know the verses I need to know…I’ve done everything I can, but I’m still discouraged! Encourage me! Give me more strength than I presently have! Give me Yours, Jesus!”

“For beautiful and nutritious things to grow…for the power to make it…rain it down on me!”

If you call on Him to directly help you, in the end you might not look the way you did at the beginning of the day…you might even have to change your plans…

But the chance of rain?...


Let it pour!