The rain has come, and I am so thankful !
My dryer has been out for a couple of weeks, but I haven't been concerned, as it's been so dry, and I hang out most of my clothes regularly anyway. I only dry jeans and towels to avoid the horrible stiffness that they get from drying on the clothesline.
Well, yesterday I hung out a load of clothes and it started raining ! I rushed out to get them, but not quickly enough, so I wrung out the most of the water, and left them to dry overnight. When they were even wetter this morning, I ran them through a rinse cycle and returned them to the line. Before they were fully dry.......you guessed it, right?........it started to rain again. Well, this time I took down the nearly-dry clothes and put them in a basket to wait. I had called the dryer repairman earlier in the day, thinking that I would replace the dryer, but quickly deciding that it would be more prudent to repair it instead.
He arrived about an hour after taking the clothes in, and replaced the thermal fuse. Now she's running like a a top again, the clothes are dry, folded and put away, and mama's all happy ! I enjoyed an entire afternoon of slow, soaking rain, and praised the LORD for his bounty and blessings.
" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???
The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary,
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:28-31
"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught." Isaish 50:4