Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Blessing of Showers~

Clouds have formed on the nearby mountains. 

Several weeks ago, an uncommon dust storm rolled through our town;  evidence of  a land parched and crying out for rain.  The heat has been intense, the wind a constant companion. 

As I watch the clouds build, my own heart cries out for clouds of it's own.

Clouds to shade.

Clouds to rain down.

I hear thunder in the distance and smile.  It it music to my ears.
This rumbling, it is more than the sound of an approaching storm, it is the sound of hope.

Tiny droplets of water now dot my windowpane. I unlatch the lock and slide up the glass.

And, I breathe in. 

I inhale deeply and allow the moisture infused air to seep into every part of me.

Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh.

Right on time, Lord. 
How we needed this rain.

From the corner of my heart, a tear begins to form. 
Gratitude overflowing, watering the parched soil of my heart.

You are so good, Father. 
You're blessings have no end. 
Your faithfulness reaches to the Heavens,
then, overflowing with grace, 
your love rains down.

As it falls we are

 refreshed,

 revived,

 renewed.

I watch as a hummingbird waltzes with one raindrop, then another, and another.
Fluttering his wings, the water spurs him on.
Twirling here, diving there.
He feels it, too.
This blessing of rain.

Heavenly love,

Fatherly care,

Godly provision,

sent in the blessing of showers.


I smile as the laughter of children floats in through the open window.
Unbridling their joy, the rain sets them free.
Splashing here, singing there.
They feel it, too.
This blessing of rain.

Heavenly joy,

Fatherly gift,

Godly delight,

sent in the blessing of showers.


From the corner of my heart, a smile begins to form.
Peace overflowing, sprouting up through the watered soil of my heart.

You are so good, Father.
You're blessings have no end.
Your faithfulness reaches to the Heavens,
then, overflowing with grace,
your love rains down.

As it falls we are

refreshed,

revived,

renewed.

I feel it, too.
This blessing of rain.

Heavenly sweetness,

Fatherly embrace,

Godly indwelling,

sent in the blessing of showers.



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