with the rain

Posted: January 20th, 2012 | Filed under: life | Tags: , , | 4 Comments »

You’ve been in rain so long, warm and dry is a memory you’re too tired to visit. I know where you are, punishing yourself because you think it’s what you deserve.

You believe in a God of love so intense that it demands justice. You think there is no justice big enough for what you did because people still have to walk in the life sentence you gave them with your mistakes. The rain isn’t strong enough to penetrate the outside and wash you on the inside. But, still, you’re out there hoping that your skin will open up and just let you drown.

God is a God of love and it’s a love so intense that it demands justice. There is no mistake in that belief. It’s just that you have forgotten Jesus. Was that not enough? Justice fell on Him so that you could come back inside.

God is not afraid of getting wet. He leaves the windows open so that maybe you’ll wash in with the rain you’re trying to drown in.

The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture. -Romans 8:34-35 MSG

in with the rain



4 Comments on “with the rain”

  1. 1 JasonWert said at 5:14 pm on January 20th, 2012:

    Thank God I washed in that window. Even then, sometimes I feel like I'm on the wrong side of that window.
    My recent post Little things: being God’s hands and feet

  2. 2 dawn said at 3:13 pm on January 21st, 2012:

    umm, i love this one…

  3. 3 Charise Christianson said at 8:42 am on January 22nd, 2012:

    I'm so glad He first loved me!

  4. 4 @gmthul said at 9:26 am on January 26th, 2012:

    I wrote about this very thing. My misguided idea of guilt and penance have cost me so much

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