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Topic: Rain (09/07/04)
TITLE: Love in Every Drop
By linda larson
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I looked down into those big brown eyes. He seemed satisfied with my answer. ‘God must love us.’ He concluded with typical five year-old wisdom that warms the heart of Jesus.
‘You’re so right, buddy. The rain is one of the ways God tells us he loves us. Kind of like a big hug from daddy or a face full of kisses from nana,’ I offered. ‘Every drop is God telling us He loves us.’
‘Let’s tell Him we love him back, mama!’, he said between up and down jumps and clapping hands.
So we stepped out from under the awning and tipped our faces up toward the sky. Our shoes sloshed in the wet grass as we let God’s love fall all over us. And we did a little jig and shouted at the top of our voices, ‘WE LOVE YOU TOO, GOD!’
The sound wouldn’t carry far over the patter of the rain. But they were heard, carried by the Spirit to the One whose love had soaked us through.