Sometimes the rain carries me to the eternal God
whose shadow He deigned to shimmer within a fading
fragment—like a raindrop. When heaven and earth
blend, the atmosphere grows redolent with eternity.
One small picture of that mix is rain and earth. The first
sweet drops mingled with soil takes on an irresistible scent.
Before the heavens open, the aroma is heavy and
captivating; but there is a compelling—earthy yet
ethereal—quality in the scent when water from heaven
first touches the dirt of earth. Those initial few drops of
a downpour fusing with common soil are bursting
with life, with potential. That aromatic blend—earth
and first rain mingled—is one fraction of forever:
A symbol of eternity.
It is a withering moment that says, “Heaven and
earth are inextricably bound, and God created humankind
in His image and intends for us to live forever.” God uses
withering moments and events to point to things that will last forever.