As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
God’s parallel of the water cycle to His word demonstrates its immeasurable worth. Both rain and Scripture originate in the heavens and are sent as a gift to all the earth. God’s word and rain both accomplish God’s purpose before returning to Him.
Without rain, the ground would crack, the streams would dry up, and the vegetation, animals and people would die. The water of God’s word is even more important for spiritual life.
God’s word enables us to grow spiritually like rain helps plants to sprout and blossom. Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants (Deuteronomy 32:2).
Drooping plants quickly recover when given a little water. When we grow weak, a drink from the fountain of God’s word can rejuvenate us. My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word (Psalm 119:28).
Rain washes the dead parts of plants away, freeing them to grow stronger. Scripture guides us along life-giving paths and helps us avoid those that lead to death. Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word (Psalm 119:37).
Water will continue to fall, give life and return to the sky as long as the earth endures. God’s word will last forever.
Jesus, the Word of God, came to earth, fulfilled His purpose and returned to heaven. I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father (John 16:28).
Father, your plans are spectacular! Thank you for physical and spiritual provision.