There is a verse in the Bible that assures us that there is nothing new under the sun - my reading today really shows that to be true.
I was reading of Noah and the flood. The account said that it rained for 40 days and 40 nights, but that the waters were on the land for 150 days.
As this year ends and we watch the news in Britain and America (and other areas) we see the devestation caused by the rain, but not just the days of rain but the time to dry and clear up the mess. My heart goes out to them.