rain on me.

Something you should know straight off, I love rain. I love rain. I love seeing it, standing in it,  running in it, playing in it, dancing in it, making out in it – the list could go on, and on, and on. But, I have no need for redundancy. Rain is great. If that makes me “emo” or “depressed” or whatever, so be it. Call it as you see fit. Rain is great. For me, rain not only cleans the garbage out of the valley air, it cleanses me to the core. For me, rain is spiritual. Everyone has their own personal way they connect with their creator. Some  go deep into the mountain forests. Some surround themselves in elaborate churches. Some delve in musical talents – of which I have none. For me, its as easy as standing outside in the storm. Strange you say? It makes complete sense actually.

Let me tell you why. Have you ever sat in one place for an extended period of time + focused only on one sense + everything that is hinged on that very sense within the moment? Standing in the rain can eliminate all other distractions in life, trying thinking about that deadline when your listening to the sounds of the rain, when all your energy is focused just on the pitter-patter of the rain drizzling on the leaves, the splashes on to the ever growing puddles. Zen. Are you beginning to catch on? Secondly, its a reminder of how great my God is, that my creator,  has made a promise to never let the storms overtake me.  This reminder echos throughout the rest of my life. That my God, is greater than all the stroms that come my way, that he will always provide me a way to overcome it, that he alone is capable of saving me. Just like he alone was capable of saving Noah + his family when the stroms over took the Earth – yeah – they had to work for it, God didn’t just give them a boat, but he gave them the resources to be safe {Genesis 6}. Rain is a reminder that God gave me the resources to build a boat in all situations.

So, go {yes you}, next time theres a storm, go stand in it, arms outstretched, face up, feel the rain on your face. Clear your mind and listen to the rainfall focusing all of your energy on the sounds that the rain brings. Rustling trees, the wind blowing, the sound of the raindrops hitting the ground. Feel your soul awaken.

I dare you.

grace + peace