Rain and raining

About four weeks ago, the Bishops and Stake Presidents in California received a notice from the First Presidency of the Church asking the members of the state of California to hold a special fast on the first Sunday of February for rain.

This was in December!

We have had a huge drought here in California.  I am not one of those statistics girls, so I don’t know how long it has been happening.  Some people have said ‘Years!’  Others have said, ‘Drought?  What drought?’  But regardless of how long it has been happening, the weather pattern where we live has been just nuts.  It usually starts raining sometime in October and doesn’t stop until the end of May.  Seriously.  We usually have one beautiful, sunny, warm day after Christmas and right before January.  Then July is cold and foggy and wet.  But this year, our Indian Summer has been extended through January.  We have had the most beautiful weather with sun!

and this!

Drew’s co-worker watches the weather.  He is not a member of our faith and I do not know if he believes in God or not.  But he came to work one day and said, ‘There is this strange high pressure zone over California and it is just keeping all that rain we normally get out over the ocean.’

Then we, all the members in California, fasted for rain the first Sunday in February.  Drew’s co-worker came back to work on Monday and said, ‘It’s gone.  The high pressure zone just disappeared!  Gone.’  And then it started raining, and raining, and raining.  After an entire week of rain, today is the first time it has been dry enough to go for a walk outside.  Coincidence?  I think not.

Ya….this is usually what it looks like…..

After following the advice and counsel and request of the prophets, we have rain.  We still need a lot more rain, probably months and months worth.  But it is just another testament to me of the blessings of obedience.

And this.


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