Spring has not quite arrived, though it is very close. We are beginning a season of spring rains. As I relax in my living room I hear the comforting sound of raindrops steadily falling. This evening I spent some time with the online Nature Magnetic Poetry kit. Listening to the rain my thoughts were naturally drawn to words that might relate.
Refreshing Spring Rains
Spring rain softly falling
leaves earth pure and fresh
Squirrels wander about on
mossy forest boughs
as vine tendrils thrive
along wet tree trunks
I follow a covered path
where wild flowers shine
with beautiful vivid blooms
My soul grows full of love
At peace I breathe and relax
Ask the Lord for rain in the springtime;
it is the Lord who sends the thunderstorms.
He gives showers of rain to all people,
and plants of the field to everyone.
It is the Lord who sends rain to water the earth and bring refreshment. May He give us rest and peace and enable us to bring refreshment to those we meet on this journey of life.May God water our souls with the rain of His mercy and grace.
So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today—to love the Lord your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul—then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and olive oil. I will provide grass in the fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied. (Deuteronomy 11:13-15 NIV)