Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Reflective, life giving serene puddles lined the street this morning and a thought ...

He gives rain to both the just and the unjust...

"As a dear pants for the water so my soul longs after You."

None are exempt, it is innate.
Whether mammal, or any number of species we all thirst.
Flora or fauna.

Rain is given, mercifully, abundantly to some regions.

Living here in the desert I have a special gratitude for rain.

It is cleansing and refreshing.
Wonderful to splash in.
My child longed for the puddle time and was so very upset to be denied it due to cold.
The elements of gas liquid and solid...
Such a great force from the accumulation.
As may of you North Easterners can attest too.
I am grateful that we are all together not consumed.
Some are, or have been.
Both just and unjust.
Crashing waves and the tender drop all provision.
Rain on Me.


Beth in NC said...

Wow! I love your post! The first picture had me stumped for a second. What a concept to post the view from a puddle. I love it! So true, we all need His rain. Yes, rain on us Lord!


Denise said...

Such an awesome post.

Susan said...

Wow, this was GREAT!!

Enjoyed this.

Have a blessed TT♥

Marsha said...

This is an absolutely beautiful post! Life giving!
Have a blessed weekend.

Serendipity said...

What a great post and great pictures! I feel so refreshed after reading this!

God bless!

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• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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