Saturday, June 27, 2009
These pictures were taken in Florida when we were on vacation a few years ago. We drove a couple of hours to go to the beach and it clouded up and poured down rain about 20 minutes after we got there!
I live in Kansas and so this is not the view from my window as I watched the rain the day I wrote this poem,...but I just added it because I couldn't find another rain picture. ((smile))
A gentle rain is falling on this quiet summer day
I gaze outside my window and I feel prompted to pray
Why is it that the showers drench my dry and longing soul?
As I see the dancing raindrops and I hear the thunder roll
I turn my eyes toward heaven and I wonder with my mind
Why my precious Lord and Savior is so generous and kind
We’ve had days of heat and swelter where we grumble and complain
And yet the faithful Savior now sends peaceful quiet rain
There’s a feeling of contentment rising up within my heart
As I smile and draw a breath and let the vespers have their start
Thank you Jesus for your mercy raining down upon us all
Thank you for the generous blessings as the showers freely fall
Now my grass will green and flourish as it soaks in all the drops
And my flowers will stand taller,…heat had given them the flops!
Don’t we all feel bouts of weariness when summer takes it’s toll?
I know I often wilt outside when scorching heat and hot winds blow
But this morning here I sit inside just listening to the rain
And I find it’s rhythm soothing, like a lullaby’s refrain
I needed sweet refreshment,…we all do from time to time
So I sat inside and watched the rain and made this little rhyme
Wash me now oh precious Master with the wonder of your love
As you send the welcomed showers from your reservoir above
Always there to hear our murmurings,…how often we complain!
But today I choose to praise Him for the blessing of the rain!
By Linda Hogeland June 2009