Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday Morning Rain

Drops echo lightly,
Watery ricochet
Becoming flow,
Spouting down
To nature’s thirst.

Odd that it never rains
In the gospels,
As if Noah was enough.
Only the tax collector
Cites a short word, or phrase,
Perhaps two,
Mere remnants of rain,
Like the short shower
Left behind by the storm.

The disciple He loved
Tells another kind,
A saving rain,
A baptizing downpour,
The soaking salvation
Of love called
Jesus wept.

4 comments:

shrinkthecamel said...

Goose bumps on the last line.

A sure sign of the spirit's moving through your words.

Amber said...

This poem is a keeper. It relishes God. This middle stanza really stands out to me.

As if Noah was enough? So Good!

Claire said...

your words speak to this heart.

tears. yes, they heal.

Kathleen said...

Lifegiving, love giving rain...saving rain. Delicious.