Like Waiting for Spring Rains

Be patient, my brothers, as you wait for the Lord.
Be patient, my sisters, but keep your hopes high.
Like a farmer who’s waiting or the spring rains to fall,
Be patient, my children; the Lord will come soon.

About This Song:
I don’t get to take credit for the simile this song uses. It comes directly from James 5:7-8…

7 Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. 8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. (NIV)

If you’re like many other Christians, you look at how messed up the world is now and are convinced that Jesus will have to come again soon. How can the world continue to exist in such a sin-sorry state?

While that makes sense, I suspect people in Jesus’ day couldn’t imagine their world getting any worse, either.

So I have to accept Jesus’ statement that only God the Father knows the date and time of His return. In the meantime, His children need to continue going about the Father’s business–sowing the seeds of His Good News so that as any people as possible will be saved.

You can find a free PDF lead sheet (chords, melody, & lyrics) for this song on my website. Check here for all available lead sheets. And don’t forget to check the archives for other songs that might be similar in theme to this one.

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About Roger E. Bruner

Seventy-four-year-old Roger E. Bruner is the author and publisher of eighteen Christian novels and the writer of more than two hundred Christian songs and choruses, a handful of musical dramas, and a number of shorter works. He sings, plays guitar and bass, and records his original songs in his home studio. He will be active in his church's nursing home ministry again when circumstances permit and in the church choir when it starts up again. In the meantime he'll keep playing bass on the praise team. Married for seventeen years to Kathleen, he has one grown daughter. Kathleen has two. Roger enjoys reading, moderate exercise, photography and book cover design (he's done all of his own except for Rosa No-Name), playing Snood, making walking sticks, and complaining about the state of the nation while continuing to pray for it.
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