Pouring Rain and Promises

 

Is there nothing more alluring to a coffee-loving introvert than a quiet, rainy spring morning?

I’ve been thinking today about a song I remember from when I was young. For the Glory of Your Name was written by Michelle Tumes in 1999, and I have loved these lyrics for many years. It seems to sum up the gospel of God’s love so simply.

In the pouring rain of mercy comes the grace by which we’re saved…

These words need no introduction, and are worth every reader’s eye.

 

 

God you keep us without failing
as you watch us from above,
in our comings and our goings
sheltered by your precious love.
In the pouring rain of mercy
comes the grace by which we’re saved,
for the glory of your name,
for the glory of your name.

You have touched our lives forever.
Can we be the same again?
May our hearts be ever faithful,
ever faithful as a friend.
Let us live that we may serve you
overflowing with your praise
for the glory of your name,
for the glory of your name.

We behold the man of sorrows
hanging there upon a cross,
where we wounded one so holy,
yet those wounds are life to us.
For the blood you shed was perfect
and your finished work remains,
for the glory of your name
for the glory of your name

Now we lift our eyes to heaven,
see you seated on the throne,
still rejoicing in your promise.
This is where our hope is found,
for we know that you are coming.
Every tongue will sing your fame,
for the glory of your name
for the glory of your name.

As I dashed out to get our soggy pup from the backyard as it started to pour, Hosea 6:3 came to mind as one of God’s promises:
“So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth.”

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I am reveling in this beautiful promise this drizzly morning, and singing Michelle Tumes’ hope-filled lyrics.

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