A Day of Winter Rain


Rain, he said, is of God and washes away that which is unclean,

Reminding us that God washes away our sins,

Reminding us that we depend on God for all. 

Another name for rain, he said, is grace,

Falling upon us at Godís will.

Rain does not come when we will it but when God wills it.

Rain does not cease its washing when we will it but when God wills it.


Winter rain, he said, pleasures the earth upon which it falls, and

Blesses the earth with its glistening and watery being.

Earth accepts the rain as a lover accepts a lover.

Rain, he said, will work upon the earth, and

Earth will graciously apply rain to keep ready the earth

For the flowers and grace of spring.


--January 9, 2013