Thursday, July 19, 2007

Is It Really Summer?

Last week,we who live in this part of Oregon,were baking under cloudless skies and triple digit temperatures.This week,angry looking clouds,much like the ones pictured above,have blessed us with their cooling rains.And breezes,normally reserved for our coastline,have graced us with their presence as well.It has been interesting to me how these same clouds and rain,that are often grumbled about in winter,after weeks and weeks of their presence,can now be such a welcomed thing.

Summer's rain,gently,softly falling to earth from pale,leaden skies.

Soaking into parched,sun-baked,hardened ground.Barren ground.Void of life.Void of growth.

A welcomed respite from the searing,blazing sun and heat.

Our hearts and minds,Jesus,like that hardened earth,needing a gentle rain from You.

A gentle grace-rain.To soften us,refresh us,prepare us for new life and new growth.

Thank You Jesus for the rain that waters the earth and Your grace rain that waters our lives.

Written by Sharon L Goemaere

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tonia.sparrow said...

I agree, Sharon!

The rain is a great reprieve from the 100 degree temps. I am a true Oregonian at heart....rain leaves me happy, not depressed. :)

But I won't complain when the sun peeks out again for a few weeks!

Sharon said...

Hi Tonia!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.I agree...I won't mind the sun.I just don't do heat very well.Never have.
Blessings~Sharon :-)

Nancze said...

Dear Sharon, Thank you so much for your kind words and visits to my site. I have enjoyed visiting you and learing more. The photo's you choose are just beautiful! I have bookmarked your page so will return often. Lots of ~hugs~ Nancze

Sharon said...

Hi Nancze!
So happy to see you.:-)Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words.I love beauty in it's many forms and when I found out how to add pics to my blog I was thrilled.God is good.I think a picture just adds so much to written words(especially for those of us who are extremely visual).Thank you once again for stopping by my blog.Blessings to you and yours Nancze.

Suzanne said...

Hi Sharon,
This poem is beautiful. And it demonstrates what a visual person you are...with pictures and words.
I too am a visual person. The Lord speaks to me often through visual means because he knows me so well.

Sharon said...

Amen Suzanne!Same here.:-)Thank you for stopping by my blog and especially for your kind words.I am just so glad God created color and eyes and beauty and words!Are'nt you?Have a blessed day.
Love~Sharon :-)