Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Dry Seasons & Dry Bones

Have you ever noticed the phenomena of rain falling upon parched ground? I’m not sure if this is the case for all soil types, but when the sandy loam we have here in in Florida becomes excessively arid, rain will not penetrate it for some time. I’ve seen as much as a half inch of rain fall on such ground, yet afterwards it will just as dry as before. The rain will actually have no effect upon that portion of soil! The water will pool on top of the soil, as if trying to break through, but the ground simply refuses to receive it in. After a minute or so, the pool builds up to the point that it runs off somewhere else.

This potential allegory becomes a sort of open rhetorical. A midnight metaphor of sorts. Is the rain at fault for being cyclical & allowing drought to come upon the soil? Or should the ground accept the cyclical nature of the rainfall, & be more ready & willing to receive the blessing of the rain when it does come?

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