1173. Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life. ~John Updike

Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head
with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
~Langston Hughes

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Let’s see which big bang or random
atom was it that created the rain???
And where are any scientists who can
relieve droughts by giving us
substantial and prolonged rainy days???
Or is it that the sun up above in the heavens heats up
the ground below to start a blessed, holy water cycle.

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Then when the soil under
heaven’s canopy is heated up,
the water on the ground evaporates
and turns into a gas.

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Next the vapor from the gas rises
and enters any available clouds where it
condenses and becomes liquid again.

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Finally, these new droplets that form
inside the clouds tumble down, down,
downward thus delivering rain upon the earth.

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So it is then that the sacred water cycle, woven
by God Almighty into the very fabric of Creation,
goes round and round until somewhere
it miraculously begins all over again.

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…then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains… ~Excerpt from Deuteronomy 11:17 ✝

17 thoughts on “1173. Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life. ~John Updike

  1. Lovely Natalie. And I sure hope Julie is being sarcastic in her reply above. I sure would love to have sent her some of our rain in the past couple of months. It would be nice to be able to put it in a barrel or stow it away someplace safe until it is needed again, but for now, my sons have the hay baled, or at least most of it, and the rain is holding off long enough for them to get what’s on the ground taken care of. God is watching over us all, and life is good. Bless you Natalie. Hugs.

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