If it actually did rain cats and dogs, it wouldn’t be so bad, just a solid weight hitting our umbrellas and a lot of stray cats and dogs. But it doesn’t, so why are people so afraid of getting wet? The rain isn’t usually dangerous, and it probably has less chemicals in it than our drinking water. 1 Timothy says that “Since everything God has created is good, we should not reject any of it.” So why do we avoid the rain? What’s the difference between meditating in the sunshine and meditating in the rain? With both experiences, we experience God’s creation of nature. I find a walk in the rain relaxing, as if the tiny raindrops are washing my day’s cares away. The gentle pattern of the pitter-patter of raindrops is a soothing background as I search for God.
So why is it that the only type of nature that we as humans really enjoy is sunshine? Quite a few of Jesus’s miracles took place during a storm. He even slept through a storm! Remember Jonah? A storm resulted in him being thrown overboard, and the storm suddenly stopped as soon as he touched the water.
So why are we so afraid of the rain? What can we learn from it?