The sound of this morning’s gentle rain brings a peace with every kindly falling drop. In the constancy of water falling to the ground, the thirst is quenched without the torrent of sweeping floods. The beauty of balance and grace is found even in the rains. Sometimes my heart knows this kind of agreement between those things I am thirsty for and the patience to wait a gentle satisfaction. Moreover, it is in this place of what is just right and just enough that peace resides. The rhythm of rain comforts with the memories of gentle times, graceful times, which come and go with a cycle of their own. The flow of peacefulness trickles consistently with each passing cloud as though the hand of heaven is softly washing away the dry mud that covers a person’s heart. I thank you Father for morning rains!
Father, you know always what is just right! Help me to rest in the peacefulness of your wisdom. It was just a few days ago, I felt your presence in the storm and I told you how much I loved it. Yet I feel you in the quiet rains this morning too. You remind me of how gentle you are; how you stroke the heart with a gentle hand simply to comfort. Funny how the sound of gentle rain compels me to rest; it is as though you made it just for that purpose. Jesus, use this water to wash away the dryness this world brings. You know our hearts thirst for the consistency of your “Living waters.” I remember you promised you would send them and I am grateful! With the rains I remember a lot of things Lord; like how you’ve been with me since I was a boy. I remember the waters of my youth when I would walk with you in the rain and the way each drop brought with it a touch of joy. I recall those days of laughter and how even if others were around I knew you were in the company. I remember Spirit how my heart felt cooled from the heat of this world by your slaking waters. Thank you for this water today! I thank you I drink freely! Help me to give drink to the thirsty today Lord. Give me eyes to see who needs the clay of life gently washed away. Let me walk in the balanced rains of your just right and just enough so that I mat bring your peace!
Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.