Matthew 16:2-3 “He (Jesus) answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?”
Rainy season will soon be here, and there are many signs that point to its arrival. Normally rainy season starts in April, which means this extra month of dry season has been harder on the people in our village. The number of buckets that arrives each day to the well in our yard is at an all-time high, and we ourselves are struggling to keep enough water in our tank to meet our daily needs.
One sign that indicates rainy season will be here soon is the arrival of flying termites. These little creatures are usually an annoyance as they swarm around lights at dusk and land on anything or anyone under the lights. However, they also bring the hope of soon-coming rain.
Another sign is the change of direction of the wind. Along with this change, we have had a couple of brief rain showers, and even a thunderstorm with hard rain for an hour. These rains have brought a beautiful rainbow in the sky. The rainbow brings hope, not just of more rain, but of the loving care of our Creator.
Please pray with us for the Agutaynen people, that they won’t just notice the signs of impending rain, but will turn their hearts to their Creator as their Savior and source of eternal hope.