Just Rain

by Fr. Jeff

It was just raining. It wasn’t a big deal, except that we really needed the rain. It’s been dry this year. Really dry.

As I prayed morning prayer in our chapel, I enjoyed the sound of it. The hymn of drops falling provided a nice background for my encounter with You.

My prayer continued antiphon by antiphon, psalm by psalm. Then came the reading:

Let justice descend, O heavens, like dew from above,
like gentle rain let the skies drop it down.

Let the earth open and salvation bud forth;
let justice also spring up.

-Isaiah 45:8

We are only a few days away from the birth of Justice. He comes to the earth like a drop from the heavens, and with his reign, the seeds of his justice blossom.

I paused with a smile. That’s what was happening:

Just Rain.