Sep 27, 2011

Let It Rain!

"No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one autumnal face."
—John Donne

I am sipping sugar-creamed coffee. It must be an extra special morning because I usually take my coffee straight.

Geron Davis's "LET IT RAIN" album is resonating from our Bose. The gospel music on this album charges my batteries and I'm not ashamed to admit that I sometimes dance with abandonment! (I did this as a child, too.) For me, there is no greater liberty than dancing with all my heart!

I've said this before, but Graham Cooke wrote this to me in one of his books: "Karen, it's going to rain. Sell your umbrella." Those words have had such impact on me as I realize that we miss the blessing if we shield ourselves from the messenger.

I have even prayed in the rain before, seeing the rain escalate with the intensity of prayer and then stop completely when the petitions end. It felt like God was tangible in that rain!

Monday brought some challenging news. We had to choose between living in our emotions or in the power of God's presence. Let it rain, God!