Saturday, July 24, 2010

Grace Like Rain

Drove from the acreage to the leased house tonight in a rockin' and rolling thunderstorm. I mean Great Plains thunderstorm. Rain slashing, thunder rolling, lightening flashing, water rushing storm. Listening to Todd Agnew's deep and resonate voice singing Amazing Grace.
We hardly needed our headlights on there was so much lightening. And the rain was incredible. Pouring down, sloshing on the window, creating sheets of water on the road...
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"Grace Like Rain Falling Down On Me."

Oh, brother. Preach that.
The house. The house was cool before the fire. A 1920's 4 x 4 craftsman style farmhouse, on 10 acres, bordered by a river. Like I was cool before Salvation. Myself, but a shadow really. And the house now is...restored. Getting there fast. We stand in the great room and it's almost like what it was...but beautiful now and rich, vibrant and nurturing instead of tired and worn and almost dreary. Like how so many of us are when we allow the One True Living God to rule and reign in our lives. The cool that we were before looks pale and insecure and almost pasty grey compared to the colored and rich person we become through God's redemption.

And I stand in the house and turn circles, soaking it in, this miraculous transformation. This redemption of a house. And this year has been like the storm we drove through tonight. God's Grace falling down on me. Not a soft gentle warm spring rain. More like a crashing, thundering, soaking rain that has me awed and trembling at God's mighty works, His provision and deliverance and redemption. Once again. Redemption. Something from nothing. Something better. Something beyond what I could have asked or imagined.

He rules. He reigns. He roars. A lion.
The heavens declare Him. And His Grace pours down on us.
Alleluia.

2 comments:

Redradtech said...

Caught up on all your posts this morning. Had a crazy week. You all are doing so well and I cannot imagine living in a pop up camper. You need wife, mom and woman of the year award.

Tina said...

I just wanted to thank you for sharing your struggle. He has blessed me again by your post. Amen to it and to the redemption eternal we await.