Thursday, April 11, 2013
The Beauty of the Rain...
"Rain is grace. Rain is the sky giving to the earth; without rain, there would be no life." ~John Updike
For a brief moment this morning it wasn’t just raining. It was pouring outside….and I loved every second of it. Raindrops were dancing off of my windows and jumping off of the pavement. They were blowing with the wind and running off of the roofs and windows. They were making their way through the leaves of the trees, and pooling together into endless puddles and miniature lakes on the ground. Raindrops are amazing. As they are being poured upon the earth they simply make the most of the moment. They splash and dance and they have the ability to make a “dreary” day look alive and cheerful.
On days like this I feel happy and amazed at the beauty of spring. Spring is so symbolic…it’s a lot like life. In fact, if I were asked to describe spring in one word, it would be just that…”life”. Spring warms and revives us. We need the moisture of spring not only to help the earth grow, but to help us to grow as well. And so this morning it rained….and rained and rained. It is every bit as beautiful as sunshine…just in a different way.
Do you find beauty in the rain?