Showers of Blessing

And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.

Ezekiel 34:26

I have always sang the song “Showers of Blessing,” and I suppose I always assumed that the phrase was in the Bible, but I didn’t know where exactly it was until I came across it here.  The hymn, if you haven’t heard it, goes like this:

There shall be showers of blessing:
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Savior above.

Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.

There shall be showers of blessing,
Precious reviving again;
Over the hills and the valleys,
Sound of abundance of rain.

There shall be showers of blessing;
Send them upon us, O Lord;
Grant to us now a refreshing,
Come, and now honor Thy Word.

There shall be showers of blessing:
Oh, that today they might fall,
Now as to God we’re confessing,
Now as on Jesus we call!

Normally, I save the hymns for Sunday, but I thought this one would be appropriate for today.  God has promised to send “showers of blessing.”  Are we praying for those showers?  Are we looking for those showers?  Are we ready for those showers?  Will we be thankful for them when they do come? 

I can’t even describe how many blessings the Lord has given me.  I can’t even start to thank Him for His blessings of mercy and forgiveness.  He has been so good to me, and I’m sure that you can say the same.  He is wonderful and He has sent us showers of blessing!

2 responses to this post.

  1. I love that verse, Ben! I didn’t realize it was there in Ezekiel either, so God bless you and thank you once again, for digging us up His treasures!

    Reply

    • I always thought of Ezekiel as being mostly a “judgment and condemnation” book with a little obscure prophecy thrown in. But there are a lot of great verses and passages in it that can be a great encouragement to us. I have really enjoyed going through this book!

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