He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth,
who makes lightnings for the rain
and brings forth the wind from his storehouses.
– Psalm 135:7
My school is currently hosting their annual lectureships. I went to one of the lectures this evening, which was in the gym.
It’s an old building. It’s hard to control the temperature. And it’s been warm for about a week and a half. (For some reason, they haven’t even turned on the air conditioning in the dorms. I really don’t understand why. We’re stifling. And currently we can’t even have the window open.)
The person who was giving announcements, who happened to be my favorite teacher (though that’s really irrelevant) commented that if anyone wanted to donate the money to have air conditioning put in the gym, that would be wonderful. Everyone laughed, but no one volunteered.
Not long afterward, we started hearing thunder. Then feeling a slight breeze from the open doors every once in awhile. Then it started raining and the breezes got stronger and more frequent. By the time the lecture was over, the temperature in the gym was quite nice.
We may not have gotten money for air conditioning, but God gave us his own air conditioning, which is much more interesting anyway.
Of course, the wind is blowing the rain right into our one window. And my Bible got wet. But at least once it stops raining there will be some cooler air to let in.