Sunday, June 22, 2014

Summer Storm

I love the fresh-scrubbed clean feeling that follows a summer thunderstorm. I appreciate the 15º drop in temperature, too. On a hot and humid summer day, a pop-up thunderstorm can be a welcome visitor and an instant transformation.

Riding thunder clouds
transformation sweeps over the land.
Who can deny its relentless power?
Breathing renewal into us,
Spirit refreshes like the cold rain of a summer storm,
a quickening wind restoring our weary souls.
Flashing lightning and whirling wind are scary and rightly feared,
but storms also bring life,
cold rain for the thirsty,
and fresh air for the gasping.
Water and air from the heavens above
bring fresh hope and new life to the earth below.
Riding thunder clouds
transformation sweeps over the land.
Who can deny the Spirit's relentless power?

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