There is nothing I like much better than waking up in the morning to the sound of a rain. It is so soothing and just brings such a peaceful presence to my spirit.
I hear the gentle tapping of the raindrops on the window, and I feel His love just wash over me.
As I close my eyes I can almost feel the rain falling gently on my head and cascading down in a sweet river of cleansing. My senses are heightened by His Spirit and I can smell the sweet fragrance generated by the heavenly downpour.
Inhaling, I breathe in the aroma of His wonder. The tantalizing scent of His majesty and power assail my senses. He fills my soul with deep longing for His presence.
I feel the merciful cleansing and restoration that accompanies a drenching rain. It washes away my iniquities and my imperfections. My uncleanness. My sin and my shame.
Covering me in a new awareness of His forgiveness and mercy. His amazing grace. His awesome love.
As the rain subsides, it leaves behind a rainbow of hope. A rainbow of promise for the assurance of eternal life through Jesus. I feel cleansed. I feel renewed. I feel whole again.
Ah, yes Lord. Send the rain.
(Bryton, Melissa & Me at her house in Baton Rouge)
Sorry I am late announcing the winner of the 'word' canvas. Jimbo and I went to Baton Rouge (along with Ashlie and her 2 boys) to spend the day with our sweet daughter (and sister) and to tell her goodbye before she heads off the Bolivia, South America (for the 3rd time!). She will be gone until July 8th, so please pray for her and the group that is going as they minister, spread the gospel and teach the children.
Kat, of Heart2heart, is the winner and I will be emailing you with the details! Congratulations precious sister. You are a blessing to me and many others.