This evening, just before the sun set, I headed out with my camera into the rain.
As the rain soaked into the dry earth, it was as if my garden sighed in relief.
I was reminded of Moses’ song in the book of Deuteronomy, chapter 32.
Moses longed for God’s people to hear – and more so – listen to his teachings.
Moses longed for the hearts of the people to be soft and tender and ready to receive the beautiful gifts God had for them
in the teachings that came straight from the mouth of God.
Listen, you heavens, and I will speak;
hear, you earth, the words of my mouth.
Let my teaching fall like rain
and my words descend like dew,
like showers on new grass,
like abundant rain on tender plants.
Deuteronomy 32:2 (NIV)
“Lord, make me desperate for Your ways.
Don’t let my heart get so hard,
that it will not receive Your perfect instructions.
Let me always be dependent on You.
Let nothing in me ever be sufficient,
but only desperate to where I always long for Your instructions.
Open my heart to Your Word.
TEACH ME. I AM LISTENING!”
(Pictures and Words, Heidi Viars, August 2015)