For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. Romans 11:36
Years ago, my friend, Jess, created a Science Camp. In it, she taught my kids the cycle of water through hand motions and a little song: Precipitation, Accumulation, Evaporation, Condensation. It illustrated the circular pattern that water takes in a way that made it concrete for them.
It’s exactly how God’s love and mercy work.
Just like water, all things come from God. Like precipitation, He showers us with every good thing that happens in our lives. Moreover, He’s the source of every gift and talent we possess.
Like accumulation, we decide if we’re going to soak it all up or not. When we do, the most spectacular thing happens. Like evaporation, we begin to exude love and mercy back into the atmosphere in the form of kindness, compassion, charity and grace.
Like condensation, when we invest our hearts in the process, our blessings on others becomes a grace offering back to God, taking the cycle full circle.
It’s a phenomenon that can’t be stopped. God’s heart is always overflowing, showering down, and starting the cycle all over again.
During a summer with an extreme drought where I live in New England, we’re in great need of the water cycle. During a year packed with a pandemic, riots, and incredible political strife, we’re in desperate need of God’s grace cycle.
We may not be able to control the weather, but the more we pray and participate in God’s grace cycle, we’re most certainly able to call down daily showers of love and mercy on the world.
Questions for Reflection:
* Do I realize that I can participate in the cycle of love and mercy?
* Who do I want to pray showers of grace on?