From Morning and Evening
I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.
– Ezekial 34:26
Here is sovereign mercy – ‘I will give them the shower in its season’. Is it not sovereign, divine mercy? – for who can say, ‘I will give them showers’, except God? There is only one voice which can speak to the clouds, and bid them beget the rain. Who sendeth down the rain upon the earth? Who scattereth the showers upon the green herb? Do not I, the Lord? So grace is the gift of God, and is not to be created by man. It is also needed grace. What would the ground do without showers?…It does not say, ‘I will send them drops’, but ‘showers’. So it is with grace. If God gives a blessing, He usually gives it in such a measure that there is not room enough to receive it. Plenteous grace! Ah! we want plenteous grace to keep us humble, to make us prayerful, to make us holy; plenteous grace to make us zealous, to preserve us through this life, and at last to land us in heaven…What is thy season this morning? Is it the season of drought? Then that is the season for showers. Is it a season of great heaviness and black clouds? Then that is the season for showers. ‘As thy days so shall they strength be.’ And here is a varied blessing. ‘I will give thee showers of blessing.’ The word is in the plural. All kinds of blessings God will send. All God’s blessings go together, like links in a golden chain.