It is a rainy Friday here in Augusta. Farmers and gardeners rejoice in the rain. 

Scripture tells us, again and again, that rain is part of God's gift to us. He created a world in which rain is a means of blessing and cursing and He has used rain as both a blessing and a curse on people. The rain becomes a means, also, of testing the value of someone's service. In Matthew, we are told that rain is a proof of God's love and an example of how we should love.
"Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?"

So, on this day when God sends the rain upon the just and unjust, I would ask a somewhat different question. God has commanded you to love even those who hate you, but how are you doing in loving those who love you? When your husband left this morning, did he leave with any token of your love, with any sign that you loved him? Did you do anything to manifest your love for him this morning?

What about tonight? Will there be a loving welcome when he returns? Will there be a moment of closeness, a hand in his hand, the touch of a woman's love in his life? Or will it be an evening of just both being in the same place. 

If you are to love your enemies, and you are, then how can it be that your husband does not, every day, receive a token of your love for him? 

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