A Long and Wondrous Journey

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Last night
the rain
spoke to me
slowly, saying,
what joy
to come falling
out of the brisk cloud,
to be happy again
in a new way
on the earth!

Then it was over.
The sky cleared.
I was standing
under a tree.

imagine! imagine!
the long and wondrous journeys
still to be ours.
~Mary Oliver from “Last Night the Rain Spoke to Me”

 

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Our rainfall this week was met with joy and relief, refreshing what had waited all summer parched and dry and dying.

Too little too late.

Across the country and in other parts of the world, this week’s rainfall caused flooding and destruction, threatening homes and lives.

Too much too soon.

This life’s too little/too much journeys are frightening, wondrous and arduous.

And this journey, this life, is ours to travel.  Let us pray for a little more just right.

 

 

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4 thoughts on “A Long and Wondrous Journey

  1. I live in an area where we have had more than the usual amount of rain.
    The corn in some places is standing in water.
    We’ve had many downpours this summer.
    Last week while in the car thinking about all of the rain and the challenge for the farmers to harvest their crops and the news about the coming hurricane and all of the rain to come with it…I just thought about the rain and thought all this rain might be the tears of God weeping for the way we have lived and treated His creation.

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