My 5 Minute Fridays

Rain // Five Minute Friday

I step out into the rain.
Timid, I am quick to get my umbrella.
I must shield myself from the wetness, from the coolness.

I am unaware that in the covering up
there is a resistance to the washing off of
the dirt from my soiled heart.
The saying goes, “learn to dance in the rain”,
yet I run and take cover, not wanting to be consumed by it.

What would life be like if I truly learned to let go?
How would things change if I soaked Him up, drank Him in?
Who would I be if I allowed myself the freedom to dance in the rain?

I seek this freedom.
I want to learn to dance,
unhindered by the dampness of the rain.

When He comes, I will not run for cover.
When He pours out, I will not shield myself.
I will drink Him in, allowing Him to wash over me.

He is the rain that brings refreshing.
He is the rain that brings freedom.
He is the rain that brings joy.

Bring your rain Lord.

Linking up with the beautiful Five Minute Friday as we write for just 5 minutes on the word prompt “rain”.

6 thoughts on “Rain // Five Minute Friday”

  1. Tara says:

    Bring your rain indeed lord. I’m in the 5 spot this week.

  2. BettieG says:

    This is such beautiful and heartfelt poetry Barbie! Those questions stir up so many thoughts–I so long for His rain, but I know that I still pull back also. Lord help our hearts to be Yours. Blessings to you!

  3. Jolene says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful words with us. I want to run towards His freedom, refreshing and joy, and stop being distracted by trivial things.

  4. Gayl says:

    Oh, Barbie, this is beautiful! I want this too: “When He pours out, I will not shield myself.
    I will drink Him in, allowing Him to wash over me.

    Blessings to you! xo

  5. Ruth Verkaik says:

    Wow! Your words arrested me. Well done.

  6. Joanne Viola says:

    Barbie, this is beautiful! It is so true that when we cover up and run for cover, we miss His tender work in our lives. He is the way for our souls to find refreshment, freedom, and joy. May He bring His rain into our lives and may we allow His rain to fall right on us. So grateful you wrote and shared your words!

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