Mighty Waters & Gentle Rain (08-14-16 Sermon)

After the days of heat,
the places where joy seems distant and drained and dry,
it is out of the words of beloved friends,
the beauty of music,
the cry of a newborn babe
or the breeze which moves the leaves in the afternoon sun,
it is in the deepening relationship,
or the sacred memory of loved ones gone,
it is in the voices speaking truth to power
and the voice of the toddler proclaiming – look, I found a stick!
Like a thunderstorm coming from nowhere across the prairie,
when you least suspect it,
the rain begins to fall
on the dry land of the heart
and again you are baptized
in the beauty of it all.

-Rev. Luke Stevens Royer, “Mighty Waters & Gentle Rain”
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