Posted on March 6, 2009 at 11:46 am
This I believe … rain is a gift from God.
It has been raining a lot this week. The raindrops fall and shatter on the blacktop like miniature crystals, then watching the scattered droplets, one by one, fall in slow motion into little streams running downhill, so that the hill itself, paved over as it is, appears to be itself alive, shuddering with pleasure beneath the rain on its back. Just watching this scene as I walk outside, sometimes to class, sometimes just for the sheer joy of walking, calms me.
After a hectic quarter, I'm amazed I'm still alive, wondering if I really am, and looking to God for what to do next. I believe with all my heart that God is in charge and longs to draw every one of us into His arms.
This week was the opening of Clay Feet/Wire Wings, a play done by the Dramatic Arts Society from the "God Poems" by John McDowell, a professor in the English department. This production is set up as a layered collage, questioning who God really is and what purpose these "God-begotten creatures" must relearn. How do we go about this? What then?
This is a major question asked, when it comes to life in general, but especially to school and what it means for the future. What does God want me to do? Can I get through school? What comes next? These questions batter around many minds as they struggle through the quarter. What we need is to turn to God and give everything to Him.
This I believe … first comes the rain, then the sun can break through the grey clouds, making us appreciate it all the more.
Junior English & Fine Arts Major
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