Rejoicing in the rain

Getting into nature

Go for a walk in the rain, and follow these ideas to make your walk joyful.

Discussion point: It’s easy to be negative about the rain, but we should be thankful for it.

Many people complain when it rains. Even though it is tempting to have a negative mindset on rainy days, it is important to remember that rain is something we should be thankful for, as rain is a gift from God. If there was no rain, eventually everything on earth would die: plants, animals and people. Hopefully you will be privileged to have a rainy day while you are studying joy. Dress warmly, take umbrellas, put on rubber boots and go for a walk in the rain. Thank God for the rain that provides moisture so grass and crops can grow.

Celebrate by splashing in puddles and say this fun little ditty (you may add your own tune to it if you like to sing):

We’re dancing and singing and drinking root beer in the rain.

Change it up and use different alphabet sounds. For example, replace the first letter of each word with “M” and try:

We’re mancing and minging and minking moot meer in the main.

Singing any song can add a celebratory atmosphere to your walk.

Relevant Scripture

Joel 2:23 “Be glad, O people of Zion, rejoice in the Lord your God, for He has given you the autumn rains because He is faithful. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.”

Acts 14:17b “ ‘…He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; He provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.’ ”