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Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Latter Rain

The fifty year old refugee
Made his way in the rain.
The puddles in the road filled his shoes with water
It was months since he had been searching for a job in a strange land
So far away from home.
Nothing could stop him to return home not even the rain
He kept praying 
“Let this be rains  of the latter rains, father,
Let this be rains of abundance cancelling the curse of poverty in my life,
Let my journey in this land bear fruit o lord God Almighty,
Remove  every reproach from my life.
Help me master”. He prayed...
The incessant rain forced him to take shelter at an elder couple's home
They welcomed the wet stranger into their humble home with a cup of tea
Upon hearing his heart breaking story. The old lady shared the word from Joel 2:23-26
King James Version (KJV)
23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for he  hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.
The old man wrote a letter handed it to the poor stranger.
Meet him the man whose name is in the envelope 
He will be able to help you. 
The man went the next day hoping his days of poverty are over forever.
The man whose name was written on the envelope turned out to be a rich powerful man in the city with many business establishments
Upon reading the letter “I have been looking for an able manager for a long time Mr. Amos my business mentor seems to think you are the right person, I will honour him by going with his suggestion.
”“Welcome sir let me show you to your new office”!
The man turned and looked heavenward and whispered “thank you father for the breakthrough,
The latter rain has surely fallen in my life.”

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