I love rainy days, and I mean everything about rainy days. I love the smell and the clean bold colors it reveals. I don't even mind the bad hair and the damp feet but, most of all, I love the life it brings. I'm not talking about the burst of growth in the plants and creepy crawlies that come out of the cracks and crevices... although those are wonderful.
Instead, I'm talking about the sweet curiousity that it brings to life in my 6 year old.
There is something about the break in the clouds on a rainy day that coaxes him outdoors. Away from all the toys, video games, and indoor projects, he is free to see it all. I love to sit inside and watch, with a smile on my face, as he takes in God's creation. He is my explorer... my scientist... if it is creeping and crawling or new and mysterious, he will find it, observe it, love it, and never forget it.
Today, as I sit watching him I am reminded of a verse,
"For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-- all things have been created through Him and for Him." Colossians 1:16
God created all things big and small. He created each creepy and each crawly. And He created my sweet Cade, who continually reminds me to slow down and drink in the Glory of God. Especially, on those precious rainy days.