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Topic: rain (10/17/05)
TITLE: Let it Rain
By Joseph Vaillancourt
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And like a hunter, I hunted the fire
As I did, I sought to be burnt by the flame of life
I remember praying, “rain, rain, rain.”
Elijah on the mountain
Waited for the end of the drought
And sought the rain, and saw the fire
He went on praying, “rain, rain, rain.”
Desert peoples seed the rain
To wash away their pain
I am but one of the desert folk
Who pray “let it rain, rain, rain?”
Perhaps one could say that
I like the rain.
Perhaps it’s just a game
Perhaps, I write for fame
Or maybe the rain here is not the same
But what I can honestly say is
I wish it to rain
To wash away my pain.
Today, I meditated on what
It would mean to see a tear
In the face of a suffering king
And in this, I began to sing,
“Oh, Lord I see the tear on your cheek.
And do you see the fear in my face?”
Then I began to seek
And saw him as meek.
He began to reek of love and
I began to pray, “let it rain, rain, rain.”
“Oh, flood me like the earth
When Noah was here,” I continued to say.
The tear I realize is the rain
Rain of hope because it was he who
To took the pain of the world
And brought healing to our desert lands
And He took our life like sand, into his own hands
And I thought that his tear had only one fear in it
That we would not believe, receive,
And that we would be deceived.
Then I saw the rain, and prayed, Lord
Let it rain, oh please let it rain.
I looked at my own desperate state
And wondered at my later fate
And wanted that new and clean slate!
And in baptism, I was washed clean
To glean before the world,
So to show, and know that my healer
Is raining down upon me
So to help me see
What it means to be free
To plant the seed
And be the tree
To live and be me
That at it rain of revival, renewal,
To be washed clean,
To glean and to become like a rain
In the world of deserts
To become the forest of rain on land
Held in His hands
So I pray, “rain, rain, rain.”
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