|I Think I Now Know How Noah Felt (standard:humor, 911 words)|
|Author: Godspenman||Added: Jul 29 2018||Views/Reads: 242/96||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|The best things in my life are those that are beyond my control where I can begin to see God at work in that situation.|
Looking out the living room window the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage sighed very deeply and said, “When will this stinking rain stop?” I chuckled to myself very carefully not to let it come up to the surface of my face to let on to anybody in the room. She turned around and said to me, “I am just about done with all this rain.” With a fake grimace on my face I said, “I don't know, but I'm done with it too.” I had to walk away at that point because I could not control the chuckles that were rising to the level of my face. When I got some control of my emotions I thought to myself, this must be how Noah felt. Whenever it rains as it has been doing lately, I usually think of Noah. Only this time I was thinking of Noah's wife. Listening to my wife talk about the rain, I could not help but think maybe this is exactly what Noah's wife was saying to him. “Noah,” his wife said, “when will this stinking rain stop?” Then I can imagine her saying, “I can handle one day of rain or maybe two, but this is getting to be ridiculous.” After all, Noah's wife was just like anybody else's wife especially the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. Knowing my wife like I do, I know she likes to be in control. From the moment she gets up in the morning until she goes to bed at night, she likes to be in control. When something is going on that she cannot control, then we have a different situation. Could that be said of Noah's wife? This rain was coming down day after day after day for 40 days and 40 nights. Nothing had ever happened like that before. I believe Noah's wife was a little frustrated with the fact that she was not in control with the rain. My wife gets up every morning with a large list of things she wants to accomplish during the day. I need to be careful because sometimes she has one of her “Honey-Do-Lists” for you know who. She is very productive in her day and she hardly sits down to rest. She is proactive all day long. When she decides to do something, she does it no matter what. Now, for the last several weeks it has been raining just about every day. She enjoys yard work and even mowing. Now with the rain, it has disrupted her schedule. The fact that she cannot control the rain carries with it a little hidden giggle inside of me. She takes pride in planning her day and fulfilling her plan to the letter. She is in control of everything. Everything, that is, except the rain. I know the rain is playing with her. Several times, especially this past week, the morning started out bright and sunny with barely a cloud in the air. When my wife saw that, she was very excited. “Finally,” she said almost hysterically, “I can do some mowing.” With that, she was laughing and very excited and prepared to go out to do some mowing. I think there was a cloud hidden somewhere watching for her because as soon as she got outside and got the mower running the rain started to come. With a great deal of haste she put the mower away and come inside to dry off. Click here to read the rest of this story (36 more lines)
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