Saturday, June 11, 2011

Gray Skies

  We were so happy to see these gray clouds beginning last meant rain for us at last!

When the sun was hidden and the wind stirred gently...then harder, the clouds darkened more,
and then, the rain came! It was a good rain; it came down hard, heavy and wind-swept, and at that moment, I thanked God for giving us this needed rain. 

When the morning sun peaked through the clouds I watched as the day brightened, and how everything was lighter, brighter, refreshed and clean, then this poem by an American Poet came to mind and is quite appropriate on a morning like this.  Induldge me, as I share this one with you. It is entitled, "I saw God Wash The World".

I saw God wash the world last night
With His sweet showers on high,
And then, when morning came, I saw
Him hang it out to dry.

He washed each tiny blade of grass
And every trembling tree;
He flung His showers against the hill
And swept the billowing sea.

The white rose is a cleaner white,
The red rose is more red,
Since God washed every fragrant face
And put them all to bed.

There's not a bird, there's not a bee
That wings along the way
But is a cleaner bird and bee
Than it was yesterday.

I saw God wash the world last night.
Ah, would He had washed me
As clean of all my dust and dirt
As that old white birch tree.
William L. Stidger


  1. What a beautiful poem you've shared. I hope you have a good weekend and sorry I was so formal before Im a product of my moms insistence that I use good manners.(lol)We are on a first name basis now I promise.

  2. That poem was very inspiring. Loved it. And we are fortunate that through communion, God washes us in the same manner.

  3. Such a beautiful poem....and so true!
    Thank you for visiting with me and your sweet comment. Hope you're having a great weekend.


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