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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Endless (01/09/14)

TITLE: Pour Your Rain Down
By C D Swanson


While sipping coffee in the safety of my living room, I watched the endless dance of raindrops falling on my backyard patio. The evergreen trees swayed in the background keeping rhythm with the rain as two rambunctious squirrels performed a magnificent “tango” nearby to complete the mesmerizing scene.

I sat drinking in the beauty of the day, although rain may be about as popular as a “hair in a biscuit” to some, to me, it is a welcome and lovely sight. Not only is it peaceful, and conducive to meditating on His word, but it’s a refreshing and cleansing necessity to life overall. We need rain, as do the flower, and fauna that occupy our beautiful land that God so masterfully created.

The rain is indicative of God’s mighty Spirit washing us clean. The rain, pouring down from the heavens, brings a renewal of life, and provisions for growth, thereby sustaining and slaking the thirst of all living things. His Spirit, mighty, and glorious…covers us, with His love and nourishment. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.(Psalm 51:10 KJV)

The endless cycle that enables eternal life which He has guaranteed. Raindrops are a welcome phenomenon that reminds me of God and His pure unadulterated love for His children.

So, when I see people scattering for shelter as the sky opens up, I welcome it as a sign of His love and provision. I walk slowly and do a dance to the perpetuation of the drops. Perhaps, not as good as the squirrels “tango,” but a dance nonetheless of love to our amazing Abba Father.

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Linda Goergen01/16/14
I too love to watch the rain, and the sound of rain makes me so relaxed I want to sleep! And there is a sweet freshness in the air after a rain. God’s rain truly brings showers of blessings, whether in the physical or spiritual! Nature certainly does paint us some awesome pictures of God’s endless love and provision! This was a blessing to read. Well done.
lynn gipson 01/21/14
As a child who was often unattended, I would play in the summer rain, sometimes for hours. I found it exhilarating and as you said, cleansing. I still love the rain.

This is a beautiful piece that made me want to do it again. I love the reference to the "squirrel tango." Written with genuine feelings and just delightful. Excellent writing here.
PamFord Davis 01/21/14
My personal opinion can be summed up in three words.

"I love this!"

Wing His Words
Carolyn Ancell01/21/14
You have painted evocative word pictures of the rain and the beauty and the prayerfulness it invites. I
I love in the desert, and I MISS rain so much! Thank you. beautiful!
Dannie Hawley 01/22/14
Absolutely lovely! This article brought me back to childhood and the fragrant summer rains that i loved so much. However, when one lives in a monsoon region, rainy days are not at all pleasant; I'd forgotten what a rainy day could be. Thank you for reminding me of the peace and beauty of a rainy day. Ours are tormentuous, nearly impossible to walk along our path for the filthy flood a rain brings. All of us, including the playful monkeys, rejoice when the rain stops and the sun breaks through to warm us while drying us all out. I've enjoyed reading this idyllic scene, reminiscent of my childhood in the rural USA. Thanks for a terrific job!
Noel Mitaxa 01/23/14
Quietly inspiring and descriptive devotional material, all packed in so succinctly. Great job.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 01/25/14
I enjoyed this different take on the topic. It was great lovely and had a wonderful message. Congratulations on ranking 28 overall!
ian adams02/04/14
Very Beautiful, I really enjoyed this.