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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Let it rain (more than A Sunday Blessing)

I love music of all kinds, and I love to sing. Songs are often the "art imitates life" I refer to in conversation. I mean, if I can use a rap by Eminem in my Mass Media Law Class to explain the FCC....well. I love music for what it means.

I especially love old hymns and gospel music. I'm the epitome of "make a joyful noise," but I was in a church choir since I was a little kid, and have always loved singing hymns. In fact, the biggest thing I miss about attending church is being among the fellowship of a choir.

This morning, I can't get a couple of polar opposite songs out of my mind. One is an old hymn, the other classic rock. Go figure.

If you've ever been to a church revival, you know the first one -- Showers of Blessing. It comes from the verse “There shall be showers of blessing.” Ezekiel 34:26

There shall be showers of blessing:
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Savior above.

Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.

I also keep thinking about a song by Eric Clapton, "Let it Rain." He wrote the song with Bonnie Bramlett, and it's a classic, too.

The rain is falling through the mist of sorrow that surrounded me.
The sun could never thaw away the the bliss that lays around me.

Let it rain, let it rain,
Let your love rain down on me.
Let it rain, let it rain,
Let it rain, rain, rain.

I am trying to be strong, and thanks to the showers of blessings I've received from my friends and loved ones this week, I am hanging in there. I am very grumpy and unusually needy right now, but I am hanging in there.. Your love and friendship is washing away the mist of my fear.

THANK YOU to all of you who have assured me of your love and support this week. From the blue ribbons showing up on Facebook sites to calls, cards, letters, Coke Zeros, flowers, and hugs galore, I am hanging in there.

We can make it one more week. Then we'll know. It's going to be a long week. But then we'll know.

Much love, and I can't thank you all enough.

P.S. Thank you Carrie (Ginger Lemon Girl) for my Shoo Fly Pie! I wish I could be sitting with you now, eating pie and talking about GF cooking.


a kelly said...

The music moves me too. I've blogged a little about Lakewood Church in Houston. I am listening online right now. The music lifts me to a higher place.

One day at a time. That's all we have.

The Bouceks said...

So you like Coke Zero too, huh? I am a huge fan.

Yes, I know it is going to be a long week. BUT I can guarantee time will go by faster than it did the time we were waiting on visit #2 with dear Randy. Remember, it seemed like the next sighting after NYC took FOREVER to get here. Now look where y'all are. Who would have thunk it??

Love you,

Cheekalina said...

Sent you an email.
I hope the zip file comes through.

Hang in there Ging.
Over the course of life, so many days pass by without us noticing or appreciating the simple things. Consider it a bizarre gift that you will see all of the daily beauty now and know that there are MANY Of us sending our love and well wishes!

The Petersons said...

usually I despise rain, but I am doing a rain dance (on my bum foot) for all of this rain! Since folks up in this part of the state are scared to death about losing water, we need all the rain we can get!!!!

And for some reason, I have that children's song "rain, rain, go away" in my head...but instead of go away, it is saying "come today"

Carrie said...

aaawwwwww!! Thanks Ginger!! I really appreciate that!! I could talk GF cooking all day with someone who would listen! I love worship music too! I just bought another album today! If you haven't read the Yada Yada series, you should... great books... great message!