Drip and Pour

We had a few sprinkles to coax some green from the ground, but of course we are still desperately in need of water.

photo by bpeterson

photo by bpeterson

“Drip down O heavens, from above,

And let the clouds pour down righteousness;

Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit,

And righteousness spring up with it.

I, the Lord, have created it.”

Isaiah 45:8

 

 

Yes, Lord God.

We are utterly unable

To make it rain.

Only You are able

To create and sustain

On such grand measure.

Without a word from You

The clouds won’t budge.

Without a word from You,

Our hearts won’t either.

 

We long

To hear the sound of rain on roofs,

To feel the beating rhythm

And drenching power

Of mercy’s storm.

 

But in the gray-haze silence,

We hear You asking us to

Tear down the dams

We build to hoard our own provision

And build a better life:

One like Yours,

That drips and pours,

Opens up, and seeks to save.

 

Let the clouds pour down

Rainwater and a willingness

To do what is right.

Please,

Refresh our land

And flood our hearts.

 

I cannot love this drought,

But I can listen to its lessons.

I cannot make it rain,

But I can live right.

Give me courage

To let Your mercy meet a need,

And may Your grace

That extends to all You create,

Flow through me.

 

 

kpeterson

February 2014

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3 Responses to Drip and Pour

  1. Willis Green says:

    Thanks, Kerry, Beautiful and timely!

  2. Sarah Jackson says:

    Oh, yes! I join my heart cry with yours. Thanks for letting His words flow through you again! The picture of how we build dams to try to hoard what only He can give……”break down the walls of our attempts to save and provide for ourselves, Lord!” I am reminded to be totally dependent, today. Thank you, Kerry.

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