Monday, February 21, 2011

it's raining today

It's raining today.

I am sitting at my computer looking out my window...enjoying the grey.

Little bit is asleep in the swing and Rigg is watching Curious George and munching on peanuts... his new favorite eatable.

I am on my second cup of coffee... something I never have, but today I am indulging.

I know many people don't like rain... or they think of it as sad... not me. I love rain. I love the smell of rain, the sound of it as it hits the windowpanes and shingles of the house. I enjoy the sound of tires driving through the rain on the street outside. The beauty of the drops of water on the glass is like a great song... mesmerizing.

As I sit here staring out the window at the drizzle outside, I am reminded that spring is just around the corner, and as much as I love the rain... it is a promise of sorts of something more. All this rain, this grey and cloud cover is just the necessary beginning for the beauty that is to come. Because of this wet and mess the empty trees will sprout green buds and the dry brown withered grass will explode with color. The dead will fade like foggy breath on glass and the new will blossom forth with unwavering boldness.

At this time of year, rain carries the hope of new life... in the summer, rain is what sustains the green and refreshes the life that has already come to be.

Much like scripture; the bible is the Word of God...the water of life. When you hear and accept the Truth, you have new life.(2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!) As you continue to stay in Gods word, the Truth sustains and refreshes you. Just like welcome rain on dry and thirsty ground, God's Word, the Bible, is a welcome salve on a dry and thirsty soul... It will revive, restore, comfort, encourage, sustain and embolden.

It's raining today and I am hopeful... for newness, for  refreshment...for what is to come.


The Bug said...

Ok ok I'll quite grousing about the downpour seeing as how all I've done the last month is pray for spring.

But I'm still not going out in it at lunch :)

Extraordinary Ordinary Life said...

Beautifully put Cari. I also love the rain and I agree it holds a promise of the spring that is coming.

Maryellen said...

My goodnes that was just beautiful. That would make a wonderful devotional. Submit it somewhere . . . this needs to be shared . . .

kristi said...

Wonderful to find someone else that loves rain! I especially like thunderstorms. Thanks for putting into words all the feelings that go with the coziness. Love ya.