Thursday, February 11, 2010

Rain On Me, Holy Spirit



Oh, Lord,

I long to drink of Your healing rain.
My soul lies battered
and parched
from the dryness
of an arid earth that drains life
from me.

I raise my face toward You –
my mouth and spirit
open
ready to receive
a cleansing,
a restoration,
only You can pour out.

As a sparrow, helpless and hungry
waits for sustenance from her mother,
I wait in expectation
for You to fill me
to overflowing.

I cry out to You
in praise and thanksgiving,
trusting Your faithfulness
to supply my every need,
and know only You
can quench this awful thirst.

My spirit trembles
with awe.

My body quakes
in anticipation.

Then like a spring shower brings
life
and hope
after winter desolation,
Your blessings cascade
over my thirsty soul.

Warm waters cleanse within,
healing flows into the deep,
and my soul
hungrily,
greedily
drinks.

Ahhh…….

Donna J. Shepherd © 2008

7 comments:

Robin said...

Another Great one Donna!

Donna J. Shepherd said...

Thank you. I'm getting braver. :)

Donna

Rhodi Alers de López said...

I enjoyed this one!

Donna J. Shepherd said...

Thanks, Rhodi! That means a lot to me. - Donna

Anonymous said...

Really like this writing. Thanks!

Margo Carmichael said...

Exactly! Amen!

LORD, I have heard of your fame;
I stand in awe of your deeds, O LORD.
Renew them in our day,
in our time make them known;
in wrath remember mercy.
Habakkuk 3:2 NIV

Fill us with your Spirit and let us see you!

Donna J. Shepherd said...

Thank you for the good words and the Good Word.