Sunday, April 22, 2012

Raining Grace

Wet and welcome is the rain falling outside my window today. Our ground has been dried hard for a long time – thirsty and waiting for this shower of grace to tumble from the sky.
I know what it feels like to be thirsty and waiting. Desperate with the arid sense of emptiness that wearies the soul.
Yet much like the rain that is gently dripping down my window, refreshing and refilling come. They always do.
Maybe not on my timetable and maybe not before some things dry hard and appear dead but in His perfect time grace falls gently and steadily.
So this day Lord, I stand in the rain with arms wide open and rejoice in the abundant gifts that fall gently from Your hands.

© A Sacred Longing 2009-2012


  1. Beautifully written/expressed as always my friend. I welcomed the rain too! Here lately I have felt like dry, hard ground in need of a good soaking. Jesus bring the rain! <3

    1. Yes...Yes...Jesus bring the rain! Looking forward to the soaking ahead!

  2. What a gorgeous picture. Happy spring to you, Denise!

  3. Denise, I just wrote a post called "Sacred Longing" on my blog and would love your feedback. Blessings Sherry
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  4. Rain if falling outside my window today, and my spirit is refreshed by the sweet tenderness of Jesus. Praying God's raining presence in your life today.


  5. Wow. Lovely. I have been listening to "Desert Song" on repeat for a couple of days. Thank you for this blog post :) Love you!