When I was a little girl, I really loved to play under the rain that sometimes I’d rather walk from school without an umbrella even it is raining. I just usually bring my raincoat to cover my books, but gone were my childhood days. I’m old enough to play with the rain. I’m 22 and still considers myself young but etiquette would dictate me that it’s a bit improper to simply let go of my umbrella and hop into the rain.
Maybe gone were the moments of playing under the rain, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate the rain any longer. In life, we can’t deny the fact that there will be times that we have to walk through the rain. We can go playing under the rain or simply walk under it with our umbrellas.
The rain is a wonderful shower from heaven, and during rainy days, we can have different options on how to walk through it.
Holding our umbrellas tightly.
Most of the time we are like this. We walk under the heavy rains and still continue walking holding tightly our umbrellas even if we are already soaked and wet by the rain. We reached our destinations desperately because our umbrellas weren’t able to fully protect us from the rain.
In life, we are also like this. The storms came, the wind blew hard, and rain falls heavily, yet we continue to walk holding tightly our umbrellas pretending that we can get through all of this covering the fact that we are already soaked with the burden that it brought.
Life’s lesson: When your umbrellas can’t take it, let go.
Setting the umbrella aside.
Many times we are also like this. We set aside our umbrellas and finally trying to brace the fact that it can’t protect us any longer. We set aside our umbrellas to experience the rain and walk through it, but still we are holding our umbrellas and afraid to finally let it go.
Same thing in life, we say we embraced the rain, yet we can’t fully let go of our umbrellas. We still find it hard to walk on the rain and get past through it without our tiny coverings.
Life’s lesson: When you already let go, move on.
Throwing it out.
Yes we can’t take it any longer; we finally throw off our umbrellas and walked playing through the rain.
In life, when we can’t take it any longer, we finally throw all the things that hinders us from conquering the rains and fully let go enjoying what we have in the moment and embracing the fact that the rain will be over soon.
Life’s lesson: When we can’t take it anymore just let go, move on and seize the moment.
Life offers us different things every day. We can’t have the rain every day, and we can’t have the bright sun all the time as well. The rain will be over soon, and the sun will surely come out anytime. Life has its own seasons; all we have to do is to learn and appreciate how to live in every moment.
Life has different surprises every day; we may perceive it as good or bad, but it only depends on how we will respond to it. We can use our umbrellas, our coverings and coats, but sometimes, we must also learn to let go and simply walk through the rain or through the sunshine.
In life, we all have a great umbrella of blessings, security, significance and mercy if we allow Him to cover us and hold us under His care and protection.
LET GO of your umbrella and LET GOD cover you.
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5: 6-7