A Rainy Day
When it’s dreary and cold and rainy and grey.
When rain pounds, o so loud and clear,
On the window, the roof, and into my ear,
When the wind makes noise and rain paints the road,
When the trees are bend and the last leaves float
In puddles, and then are pushed along
By the wind and rain and a wonderful song.
The reasons are many to love these days
When the wind and the rain through alleys chase,
When the rain and clouds you can almost touch,
When you think and ponder on life so much.
The wind, and the rain, and the fog, and clouds
They make me quite calm when life starts to shout.
They quiet my fears during life toughest fight.
They point me to the One and the Light.
The fiercest of days He can calm by His voice.
He can speak into life and all the noise.
He lights up my day when it’s dreary and wet.
He tells me to trust Him and not to fret.
He is my Light, my Life, and my Way.
Of this He reminds on this dreary day.
This is His challenge, and this is His call,
To give Him thanks in rain and all.
“give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
1 Thessalonian 5:18
(Poem by Heidi Viars, 2012)