Tuesday, June 14, 2011

my favourite things/after the rain

we heard the song of the rain

all night it lulled us to sleep
a calming peaceful presence
knowing God was bringing freshness
to a dry land
while we

Bethany called ahead of me
in the early hours
and into the rain we went
goats to milk
horses to put on pasture

paddocks to clean

overnight God sprouted my garden seeds
the little shoots singing a happy song
with the morning

Bethany and I had a song in our heart

then dripping wet
came home
a nice hearth fire to warm us
a hot milk to remove the chill
mocha cheesecake
and a book

then out again
on the horse trail
a new one cut fresh
these past days

the horses glad for the adventure
the dogs

more rain
those sweet showers of blessings

then sun
glorious sun

the heavens jeweled in sparkling clouds

the earth radiantly vibrant
after the rain

an epiphany of new life
new colours
new beginnings

is this the feeling
one has as they enter heaven
the soul raptured
the senses awakened...

To see as one has never seen
to find a melody in the air that gives flight
like the eagles'
where 'breath' is of another world
and you know 'His' presence

though He is there all along
I feel dim witted at times
and it takes the beauty 'after the rain'
to refresh
my memory

to rekindle the  flame within me
and remind me
I walk where angels walk
and Jesus is the One

He sets my heart to dancing

after the rains

my favourite things