Wednesday, August 11, 2010

But God

Last summer the earth baked under relentless sun and cloudless sky. This summer we have had abundant rain. However as July slipped into August, the weather "fortune tellers" predicted a return to hot, dry weather for - a long spell. One scorching day followed another until it looked like their words would come true. The earth cracked, flowers drooped and the grass began to turn brown.

But God...







I am participating in Emily's imperfect prose - please join me there.



Blessings,
Linda

17 comments:

Andrea said...

It is baking here!
Blessings,
andrea

B. Meandering said...

I like seeing the rivelets of rain through the windows. I also like the term "the weather 'fortune tellers'"---it does seem like that, doesn't it? All their 'dopplers' and they still often get it wrong.

Jodi said...

"But God"....Yes Amen, you made me tear up :)

Dawn said...

Amen. I'm so glad for you that it hasn't been such a parched summer.

Leslie said...

He brings water into the wilderness and streams in the desert.
(Isaiah 35:6)

rebecca said...

perfect baptism.

Melissa | Madabella: made beautiful said...

There is nothing like God's holy rain of living water to wash over us, friend, even in the summer!

Claudia said...

sometimes, rain is much needed - not only the real rain - but the "real" rain when our life starts to turn dry... nice writing Linda!

emily wierenga said...

But God... oh Linda, yes. He does the impossible. I love that you let the photos finish telling your story. This is powerful. Thank you for linking up!

Anonymous said...

I liked this so much! Loved that the prose ended at But God... and then pictures showed, wordlessly.

Laura said...

he always keeps His plans a mystery, doesn't He? This makes me want to be singing in the rain...

grammy said...

nice
we have our share of rain this summer too

Maxine said...

Oh, Yaaaay! How refreshing! We had it today too and we needed it!

Anonymous said...

my garden could use all that rain
...or a better gardener

Maria said...

Hi Linda!
oh catching up with everyone!

Your new banner quilt is so nice... I love how you 'change your quilt with the seasons.'

The poem is wonderful... So glad you had the rain! ~ God IS soooo Good ~
I think of you every time I watch the national weather and there's Texas!!!

Thank you dear Linda, for all the thoughts and prayers for my dad... He's settling in ... and trying to keep up his spirits... He's a very resilient person... has a lot of faith... my goal right now is to keep him safe AND smiling!
{me too :o)
God bless you always, dear ♥
*love,
Maria

Shauna said...

one of my favorite phrases is, "But God..." it is full of life and possibility. It opens the door to all that He can do, the imaginably more that He is able to do. Love it.

TALON said...

I swear after a dry period when the rain finally comes, you hear the earth sigh with relief. Lovely!