Let It Rain

Yesterday, my best bud Neely and I headed to the grounds of UVA to meet my little sister Abby for a walk.  After we dropped her off at her house, the clouds were looking ominous, so I decided to put an extra pep in our step and run home.

Around the time we neared the football stadium, it began to POUR rain…we’re talking buckets!  It’s been a long time since I’ve been caught in the rain and I have to say, it was pretty exhilarating.  After an hour long walk and a fifteen minute run that made me want to keel over (baby steps, ya’ll) it felt so good to have the rain pouring down on me.

In that moment, hot, tired, and sweaty, NOTHING felt better than a little, or in this case, a LOT of a cool rain.

I love rain…Rain brings new life.  Rain refreshes.  Rain restores.  Rain cleanses.

I pondered this as I basked in my rain storm while that Hilary Duff song played in my head (Let the rain fall down and wake my dreams…horrible, I know!) When I had finally run through the storm guess…just guess what was on the other side?

That’s right, a rainbow!

I paused because I thought it was SO cool that here we are, just before Easter, and God is dazzling us with a sign that symbolizes His promise to us.  
Then I turned around behind me and saw this:

Pardon the construction we must endure daily, but if you look past it, you can see the rays of light peering through the clouds…

I mean, is it just me, or was God showing off?  Sometimes, I don’t know how people can look out at the beauty of nature and not believe in a higher power–the beauty of God’s creation never ceases to amaze me!

Friends, God is powerful. God is beautiful.God is constantly moving all around us.  And just like my little rainstorm, God washes over us in a fresh way to bring us new life, restore us, and  cleanse us completely.

Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.
Psalm 42:7

See below for my favorite NEEDTOBREATHE song, Washed by the Water:
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