Summer Rain

25 Feb


Do you know what a summer rain is?

To start with, pure beauty striking the summer sky, awe-filled respect absconding with your heart, a feeling of insignificance at the very heart of the sublime, so fragile and swollen with the majesty of things, trapped, ravished, amazed by the bounty of the world…

Just as tear drops, when they are large and round and compassionate, can leave a long strand washed clean of discord, the summer as it washes away the motionless dust can bring to a person’s soul something like endless breathing.

That is the way a summer rain can take hold in you–like a new heart, beating in time with another’s. ~ Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Sing to the Lord with grateful praise; make music to our God on the harp.  He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.  Psalm 147:7,8

**NOTE:  For those of you in the throes of winter, I’m sorry.  It is clouding up to a nice summer rain in Costa Rica right now.

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One Response to “Summer Rain”

  1. Lydia Elmore February 26, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    It is technically winter where I live, but it is sunny clear and most would consider it warm, and some even hot! I guess it depends on your definition of winter relative to where you live. I was just thinking along those thoughts in your post. The summer rain, “washes away the motionless dust..” and brings life again to dry barren desert. The summers are oppressive here and last well into the fall and winter months. So the rain comes with relief. It reminds me that I must be thankful even when it is so hot, how could I appreciate the rain if it was raining all the time? How could I appreciate the 80 degrees F if it wasn’t 115 (or more) on a regular basis.
    Thank you for the reminder that even when it is dry, dusty, muggy, hot, sticky, depressing, desolate and sand is everywhere, that God brings refreshing showers to “make the grass grow on the hills,” and my heart to grow with Him.

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