Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Rain

(Note: I googled for this cool picture)
I sat on the front porch last night and listened to the rain last night. It was warm and the rain made such a sweet melody. First there was the quite pitter pitter of the sprinkles on the holly bush next to me. I watched the lightening and listened to the thunder. I have a love affair with thunderstorms, you know. Most of the lightening was cloud to cloud lighting up the world for all to see. But there was some spider lightening that would stretch across the sky. Then I would count. One Mississippi, two Mississippi, three Mississippi, four Mississippi. CRASH.
Soon the rain was coming down a little stronger. I held my hands out to catch rain drops. The water was cool and wet. Of course it was wet, it was rain. But you don't understand. The last time it rained where I was at was January! We are a thirsty land, we need more then just physical water can offer. There on my front porch, sitting on the steps, watching and listening I had a spiritual meeting with God. He is so GOOD!
After only a few minutes my feet and legs were starting to get soaked. It was wonderful.
Rain is good. It makes everything clean again. And isn't that what Lent is about? A good cleaning?
Thank you Lord, for the cleansing rain you sent our way!