Designer God, who brought forth creation
As your face swept over the face of the waters…
Enough already with all of this rain!
How many extra moments of our day
Have we spent waiting in our cars for the downpours to lighten up
And for the minutes we’ve sat in soaked clothes?
All we want is to roll over and go back to sleep
When the cloudburst dominates the morning.
The sun has been concealed by a heavy cloak of clouds
Which banished the light to the far side of the skies.
With eager hearts we wait…
And we remember that a few extra drops on our clothes or drenched hair isn’t so bad.
We remember our friends who face much worse with this weather.
For our sisters and brothers whose roads are drenched by rains
And homes and businesses are flooded,
Recede the waters, God.
Nudge us out of arks we needed to hide within
To escape such rains-
Even when that means getting wet
And being uncomfortable.
Speed things along, God, so that we see the dry lands once again-
Or give us ample patience. Amen.
The Rev. Michelle L. Torigian is the Pastor of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Old Blue Rock Road in Cincinnati. Her essay “Always a Pastor, Never the Bride” was in the RevGalBlogPals book There’s a Woman in the Pulpit. Torigian blogs at www.michelletorigian.com.
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