When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You visit him?
O Lord, our Lord,
How excellent is Your name in all the earth!
Psalm 8:3-4, 9
after a while
the refrain repeats
as if to remind me
God isn’t finished
the harder it falls
the louder it calls
beckoning me to listen
softly it fades
its chorus remains
gentle breeze sweeps
into the loving arms
of my Savior.
©1 September 2020
Do you think God provides rain showers just to water the earth?
I stood up against my car in the carport, eyes closed, listening to the rain as it came down in a soft, gentle lullaby.
Delightful and refreshing, I found peace within my soul.
I recently read, if we stand outside for 20 minutes (or longer), it lowers blood pressure, relaxes the body, and brings calm.
Well, I don’t know about hot, sticky summer days. But this sudden rain shower sure did refresh my spirit.
The longer I stood out there, the harder the rain fell. I watched puddles form and the ditch fill. And I realized, this rain shower is much like life. Sometimes storms come suddenly, without any warning at all. Other times, they begin in small drops before eventually turning into a deluge. Yet, with each storm, at some point, it will end. The sun will come out and all will be well again.
About the time I decided to get my phone to jot down some thoughts, the sun came out to play. Just long enough to snap a few pictures of the sun’s bright rays, and capture how green the grass is.
Amazing how God’s presence is so pervasive and inviting in moments like this. Feels like a song I’ve never heard before; yet still, familiar in its own way.
I’m so glad I decided to go out and invite the rain to sing with me today. Next time a rain shower pops up around you, go out and soak in God’s peaceful presence only He can give.
From My Heart to Yours,