For me one of the wonderful things about living Colorado is the change in the seasons. As much as I love summer, I really look forward to fall and the changes it brings--cooler days, crisp mornings, football, and of course the changing colors. After so many years in the public school system where we had summers “off”, I still seem to be wired that way and tend to abandon my daily routines during the lazy days of summer. Unfortunately, one of the rituals that got less attention this summer was my spiritual time. Not totally abandoned, but certainly lacking. With that on my mind I came across the following poem:

I love when God sends

Fall’s first refreshing rain

to wash away the grime

on my soul’s windowpane.

It helps me to see,

over summers hot break,

the dryness that’s within. . .

changes I need to make.

I study the dust settling

atop my old, trusty Bible

shaking it off, I am ready

for a Holy Spirit revival.

The showers bring about

a renewal in my heart

restoring my faith and hope

before winters chilly start.

I love when God sends

Fall’s first refreshing rain

so in my heart and soul

Jesus, can settle in again!

Sow with a view to righteousness, Reap in accordance with kindness; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the Lord until He comes to rain righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12

Kelley Evans

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