Day 61 Rain!

I awoke this morning to falling rain – the sweetest of sounds.   I live in a part of the world experiencing a devastating drought.  The consequences are grave and the precipitation feels like an answer to prayer.  I had almost forgotten what it was like to see water moving through the air.  I stare out my window at the layers of moisture moving in concentrated patterns across the asphalt of the school playground.  It’s raining!   What a relief.  I can feel the tension dissipating as the water descends. 

The local landscape has been dry and arid and now, as the storm continues to pass, the moisture makes this environment almost tropical.  I can feel everything coming back to life.

These experiences remind me of the primary essentials of life: bread, water, hope, love, touch and God.  We cannot survive without these elements and with them anything becomes possible.

“The richness of the rain made me feel safe and protected; I have always considered the rain to be healing – a blanket – the comfort of a friend.  Without at least some rain in any given day, or at least a cloud or two on the horizon, I feel overwhelmed by the information of sunlight and yearn for the vital, muffling gift of falling water.”
Douglas Coupland
          Life After God~
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2 Responses to Day 61 Rain!

  1. Wm 'Gus' Gocella says:

    Referencing your comments and that of Douglas Coupland, I also feel refreshed after attending our weekly services and listening to God’s Word. Christian ‘drought’ is renewed every time we take the time to talk to God and are enlightened by the Holy Spirit with understanding. When we get involved in our faith the gifts just pour down on us and give us new life. Using these gifts as best we can, helps us refresh ourselves and our relationships to each other and foremost to Jesus Himself. We need His ‘rain’ to keep us refreshed in faith to continue the missions assigned us.

  2. mcct says:

    Just as the rain has refreshed the earth, your words have refreshed my soul. Thank you!

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