Send some rain

On Sunday we will hear Luke 11:1-13 when Jesus’ followers ask him to teach them to pray. He gives them an example of prayer and then tells a short story about being audacious in our asking. Our ‘Abba,’ he says, would only give us good gifts.

In response to my knocking on my friend’s door this week, she reminded me of the words to a song on Nichole Nordeman’s album, Woven & Spun. The words are what I didn’t know to ask for, but exactly what I’ve needed:

Send some rain, would You send some rain?
‘Cause the earth is dry and needs to drink again
And the sun is high and we are sinking in the shade
Would You send a cloud, thunder long and loud?
Let the sky grow black and send some mercy down
Surely You can see that we are thirsty and afraid
But maybe not, not today
Maybe You’ll provide in other ways
And if that’s the case . . .
(Chorus)
We’ll give thanks to You
With gratitude
For lessons learned in how to thirst for You
How to bless the very sun that warms our face
If You never send us rain.

Daily bread, give us daily bread
Bless our bodies, keep our children fed
Fill our cups, then fill them up again tonight
Wrap us up and warm us through
Tucked away beneath our sturdy roofs
Let us slumber safe from danger’s view this time
Or maybe not, not today
Maybe You’ll provide in other ways
And if that’s the case . . .
(Chorus)
We’ll give thanks to You
With gratitude
A lesson learned to hunger after You
That a starry sky offers a better view if no roof is overhead
And if we never taste that bread.

Oh, the differences that often are between
What we want and what we really need…

So grant us peace, Jesus, grant us peace
Move our hearts to hear a single beat
Between alibis and enemies tonight
Or maybe not, not today
Peace might be another world away
And if that’s the case . . .
(Chorus)
We’ll give thanks to You
With gratitude
For lessons learned in how to trust in You
That we are blessed beyond what we could ever dream
In abundance or in need
And if You never grant us peace
But Jesus, would You please . . .

Comments

  1. Hi there…all the way from Cape Town.
    I have just recently started to blog and still have so much to learn. I have been looking at many blogs for inspiration and new ideas but yours is the first one where I felt moved by the creative and life-changing posts. Just had to leave a comment to tell you that you are doing so well and keep blogging!
    Theresa

  2. Hi, Theresa! I find it delightful to meet blogging friends from around the world. Okay, New Zealand and now South Africa is as far as I’ve significantly gotten. Hawaii, too, but technically I don’t need a passport for that one. I learn so much through comments and around the world blogs. Thanks for enriching the conversation with an Afrikaan perspective.

  3. Welcome Trix, Delivering His Word, Inspiration and Hope, for the LORD, Pastor Dent delivers it so well.
    Wow, PE, Going Global!!! Delivering the Word & Inspiration !

  4. Joe, you are too funny! 😀

  5. wow thank you so much for the introduction to nichole! her words are great!
    and thanks for looking at and commenting on my work.. it truly means a lot and I love it 🙂
    God Bless
    Helen

  6. Helen, I have a couple of Nichole Nordeman’s CDs, and when I return to them something often hits home. And I love your sensitive, thought-provoking drawings. Everybody, check out what my New Zealand friend has to say through art.