Is it possible to learn something from the dew? Consider with me three things about dew.
First the teaching. “Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.” Deuteronomy 32:2
This morning, after three days of clouds and off and on rain, the sun rose in a clear sky. What makes dew? The science behind dew involves water vapor, temperature and a thing called dew point,. When the air after sunset cools to a temperature below the dew point, or temperature at which air can no longer hold the water vapor it contains, dew forms on objects outside, like grass. That is a basic explanation of the science.
A dew-covered earth is beautiful. When sunlight hits the tiny droplets of water there is a sparkle of water diamonds. Miniature shimmers of color are given off. Dew filled mornings are often peaceful and understandably wet. Dew actually provides plants in dry areas of the earth with a regular source of moisture. Mot grasslands of the world receive low amounts of moisture, on average between 6 and 24 inches annually. Dew is a significant source of moisture in these areas.
Look at the dew, it represents the loving power of God. It is a visible symbol of His presence.
Second, the source. Job of the Bible is asked by God about dew. God asked Job, “Does the rain have a father? Who fathers the drops of dew?” Job 38:28 Science says water vapor, and temperature form dew. The dig deeper question is WHY. Why does water condense on objects outside when the temperature drops to the dew point. Why does it work with perfect predictability-every time? How does a water cycle system so enormous to cover the entire earth function with such meticulous perfection? Job knew the answer. It delights me to be reminded God’s power is always, perfectly in operation.
Finally, the blessing. A blessing is an approval. This blessing is from God. It is for you. “May God give you heaven’s dew and earth’s richness— an abundance of grain and new wine.” (Genesis 27:28) What did you just receive? A request to the God of the universe that He provide you with the “fine mist” of heaven on your life today. May it cause your life to flourish. May you sense God’s nearness to you throughout the day. May God open your eyes that you may see how He is providing you with everything you need.