Monday, August 25, 2008

The meaning behind "Im preparing for rain."

Any of you visiting my blog have undoubtedly seen my use of the statement, "I'm preparing for rain," and thought "OK, whatever." This quote comes from an absolutely great movie titled: "Facing the Giants" that I strongly recommend to all of my readers. This movie is about the coach of a totally dismal christian high school football team who decides to use his faith in and overwhelming love for God to turn the team around and make winners out of them. He uses a statement throughout the movie that I've grown to love, "We'll praise him if we win, and we'll praise him if we lose." During the movie a story is told about two farmers both suffering from the effects of a severe drought, Both prayed for rain, but then only one prepared his fields to receive it. He was the only one of the two who showed the faith that he would receive the miracle, and he did. Later in the movie as the team faced an extreme long shot chance to win the championship, the coach made a very highly risky play decision to go for the win. "THIS WONT WORK. WHAT ARE YOU DOING?" was the reaction from the assistant coaches, to which the coach in a very serious tone replied, "I'm preparing for rain."
Since then this has become my personal slogan as I prepare myself to receive a miracle when I finish the Flying Pig 5k next May


Papa D said...

Nice. Very nice.

Leslie said...

Good for you!! I haven't seen that movie. I'll have to check it out.

Patty said...

sounds like a movie I need to watch! I like the quote.

Mama D said...

I need to watch this movie, also. I like the quote! It's a great motto to live by!

"Smile, God loves you."

"Smile, God loves you."