Ask the Lord for rain
in the season of spring rain.
The Lord makes the rain clouds,
and He will give them showers of rain
and crops in the field for everyone.
Let us strive to know the Lord.
His appearance is as sure as the dawn.
He will come to us like the rain,
like the spring showers that water the land.
When a king’s face lights up, there is life;
his favor is like a cloud with spring rain.
The Lord will always lead you,
satisfy you in a parched land,
and strengthen your bones.
You will be like a watered garden
and like a spring whose waters never run dry.
“Today when I came to the spring, I prayed: Lord, God of my master Abraham, if only You will make my journey successful!
As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest, cold and heat,
summer and winter, and day and night
will not cease.”
Children of Zion, rejoice and be glad
in the Lord your God,
because He gives you the autumn rain
for your vindication.
He sends showers for you,
both autumn and spring rain as before.
He causes grass to grow for the livestock
and provides crops for man to cultivate,
producing food from the earth,
You set all the boundaries of the earth;
You made summer and winter.
For as the earth produces its growth,
and as a garden enables what is sown to spring up,
so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise
to spring up before all the nations.
I will provide rain for your land in the proper time, the autumn and spring rains, and you will harvest your grain, new wine, and oil.
For He says to the snow, “Fall to the earth,”
and the torrential rains, His mighty torrential rains,
The wilderness and the dry land will be glad;
the desert will rejoice and blossom like a rose.
For just as rain and snow fall from heaven
and do not return there
without saturating the earth
and making it germinate and sprout,
and providing seed to sow
and food to eat,
The past events have indeed happened.
Now I declare new events;
I announce them to you before they occur.”
“Observe the month of Abib and celebrate the Passover to the Lord your God, because the Lord your God brought you out of Egypt by night in the month of Abib.
Because of our God’s merciful compassion,
the Dawn from on high will visit us
The righteous thrive like a palm tree
and grow like a cedar tree in Lebanon.
In the same way, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near—at the door!
Truth will spring up from the earth,
and righteousness will look down from heaven.
For they wither quickly like grass
and wilt like tender green plants.
for with You is life’s fountain.
In Your light we will see light.
Song of Solomon 2:12
The blossoms appear in the countryside.
The time of singing has come,
and the turtledove’s cooing is heard in our land.
In His own time He has revealed His message in the proclamation that I was entrusted with by the command of God our Savior:
2 Kings 5:19
So he said to him, “Go in peace.”Gehazi’s Greed Punished After Naaman had traveled a short distance from Elisha,
Harvest has passed, summer has ended,
but we have not been saved.
“Now learn this parable from the fig tree: As soon as its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near.
2 Samuel 11:1
In the spring when kings march out to war, David sent Joab with his officers and all Israel. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah, but David remained in Jerusalem.
Then Israel sang this song:Spring up, well—sing to it!
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of King Herod, wise men from the east arrived unexpectedly in Jerusalem,
Have you entered the place where the snow is stored?
Or have you seen the storehouses of hail,
Then He will send rain for your seed that you have sown in the ground, and the food, the produce of the ground, will be rich and plentiful. On that day your cattle will graze in open pastures.
He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth.
He makes lightning for the rain
and brings the wind from His storehouses.