May 17, 2017: Spiritual Rain

~by Susi Pittman

For the second spring into summer, our local weather has been very dry, the trees are stressed, the roadside wildflowers are few and waning and dust from the fields and roadways covers much of nature. There is a quiet crisis occurring in the natural realm as I watch wildlife move in close to the house at night for a drink of water from the drain pond or the birdbath, or to steal corn nubbins from a squirrel feeder.

It has been a long time since any precipitation beyond a spritz has offered reprieve from the heat and dryness. It bothers me to know that creation and the creatures about me are suffering. Yet suffering comes to both the good and the bad in this life.

I sit this evening contemplating the spiritual dryness of a nation of people consumed in their god of what’s in it for me, worshipping their own images and eating from the communion of self-indulgence without conscience.

~Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law~

Aleister Crowley –“True Will”, The Book of the Law AL vel Legis sub figura CCXX

We indeed have seen this fire of suffering rising from the satanic bible engulfing more and more of a people who have cast the truth of a Creator God into the realm of theoretical science, fantasy and virtual reality.

One needs only to watch any one of a number of Court TV shows to see the complete lack of a moral compass with regards to a well-formed conscience in what is right and what is wrong.

But, digress.

America, for the most part of my life was the world’s outpost for unrepressed Christianity. God was acknowledged in all aspects of public life, the space program, our schools, at the grocery store and the gas station without apology. I saw a nation blessed with peace and material benefits. But, those rains of blessings began to cease in the 1960’s as the shining darkness took control of a generation of youth who indulged in unrequited sexual and drug opportunities…and who today have aided in the rebellion against spiritual conscience and God.

Our spiritual landscape in this country is so parched that it would take an epic flood to even create a puddle or relief.

Having written this, I hear in the distance the long roll of thunder. I believe we are in for some rain tonight, finally.

The wind is picking up and the arrival of quiet drops against my window is comforting. The rain is coming harder now and the flashes of lightning give the night sky an amazing persona of awesome power.

And therein lies the moral of this story.

God does not forget for a moment any of His creation. At its proper time and as He wills it, He touches the earth with life giving water and renews all with His enveloping Love, continually creating and sustaining that which is.

America’s day of rains may be coming. There is a natural cycle to all life on earth, even beyond the artificial tampering’s of humankind. A new spiritual awakening in the One God is being pointed to not only by modern day prophets, but in the natural realm itself. Creation groans and travails in pain until now, as Romans 8 precludes, there is something in the spiritual air…an approaching spiritual rain.

With the eyes of faith, I do see it.

There is a scripture I keep framed on my small sunporch that reminds me of where my faith lies:

Remember this and be firm, bear it well in mind, you rebels; remember the former things, those long ago: I am God, there is no other; I am God, there is none like me. At the beginning I fortell the outcome; in advance, things not yet done. I say that my plan shall stand, I accomplish my every purpose. I am bringing on my justice, it is not far off, my salvation shall not tarry.

Isaiah 46:8-10, 13

Come blessed rain…COME!


Susi Pittman is founder of and Owner-President of Twin Oaks Publishing; she is author of Animals in Heaven? Catholics Want to Know!; a member of the St. John’ s Catholic Writers Guild;
a member of the Florida Publishers Association, Independent Book Publishers Association, the National Association of Professional Women, the ASPCA, the National Wildlife Federation, the Humane Society of the United States and the National Audubon society.



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