163. The only noise now was the rain, pattering softly with the magnificent indifference of nature for the tangled passions of humans. ~Sherwood Smith

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…I yearn
for the vital, muffling gift of falling water.
~Douglas Coupland

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It’s apparent after yesterday’s post that I love everything about the phenomenon of rain–the sound of it, the sensual feel of it, the look of it, the smell of it.  But when it comes to rain, it is not simply a love affair in the heart.  It is a worshipful adoration I feel deep down in my soul.  Especially after the long of absence of rain from my world, it is extremely comforting and reassuring to hear the “pitter-pattering” sounds of it falling on the ground, on the rooftop, on the window panes.  Watching it makes me feel as though I’m witnessing, first hand, cascading miracles; listening to it washes through my being like a healing balm that quiets the disturbing sense of separateness from the sacred;  the “sweet tears of heaven” cannot even be ignored in my sleep.

Praise the Lord!  Autumn’s rain has furthered Spring’s promise.  Rejoice.  The evidence of God’s faithfulness has blanketed the land.  Rejoice.  God’s in His heaven and our Savior sits at His right hand.  Rejoice.  The Creator of heaven and earth adores and watches over all that He has made.  Rejoice.

This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.  ~Psalm 118:24  ✝

8 thoughts on “163. The only noise now was the rain, pattering softly with the magnificent indifference of nature for the tangled passions of humans. ~Sherwood Smith

  1. Pingback: 163. The only noise now was the rain, pattering softly with the magnificent indifference of nature for the tangled passions of humans. ~Sherwood Smith | Sacred Touches

  2. I guess for people living in a hot, dry climate rain must be very welcome and viewed completely different. When we lived in Ireland, rain was an almost daily affaire and not appreciated any more. Here in France is more balanced thankfully. We’ve had some rain now and it’s supposed to get warm and sunny from now on. I look out the window and the sun is shining from a blue sky so I will allow myself half a day off to potter around in the garden. 🙂

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    • You are probably right about that, Annette. I’m glad that rain is a balanced event where you are. I sure wish it were that way here. Before this nasty drought set it years ago, we got a fairly decent amount of rain most of the time. Enjoy your pottering around in the garden. I’m going to get out and do a bit of that myself today. Blessings, Natalie

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  3. A lovely post, Natalie! When it rains I often wonder if the same raindrops fell on the Lord when He walked the earth. The water cycle is an amazing gift from God! Blessings to you! Laura

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    • I think they were Laura. I’ve read that earth has all the water it will ever have as it comes down and goes back up to come down again. So I’ve often thought that it’s the same rain that fell on Eden and the other thing that I think is so amazing is imagining how far each drop of rain has traveled in its coming down and going up. Blessings, Natalie

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