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Rain Washed

Rain Washed

A little girl had been shopping with her Mom in Target. She must have been 6 years old, this beautiful red haired, freckle faced image of innocence. It was pouring outside. The kind of rain that gushes over the top of rain gutters, so much in a hurry to hit the earth it has no time to flow down the spout. We all stood there under the awning and just inside the door of the Target.

We waited, some patiently, others irritated because nature messed up their hurried day. I am always mesmerized by rainfall. I got lost in the sound and sight of the heavens washing away the dirt and dust of the world. Memories of running, splashing so carefree as a child came pouring in as a welcome reprieve from the worries of my day.

The little voice was so sweet as it broke the hypnotic trance we were all caught in, "Mom, let's run through the rain," she said. "What?" Mom asked.

"Let's run through the rain!" She repeated.

"No, honey. We'll wait until it slows down a bit," Mom replied.

This young child waited about another minute and repeated, "Mom, let's run through the rain."

"We'll get soaked if we do," Mom said.

"No, we won't, Mom. That's not what you said this morning," the young girl said as she tugged at her Mom's arm.

"This morning? When did I say we could run through the rain and not get wet?"

"Don't you remember? When you were talking to Daddy about his cancer, you said, 'If God can get us through this, he can get us through anything!'"

The entire crowd stopped dead silent. I swear you couldn't hear anything but the rain. We all stood silently. No one came or left in the next few minutes. Mom paused and thought for a moment about what she would say. Now some would laugh it off and scold her for being silly. Some might even ignore what was said. But this was a moment of affirmation in a young child's life. A time when innocent trust can be nurtured so that it will bloom into faith.

"Honey, you are absolutely right. Let's run through the rain. If God let's us get wet, well maybe we just needed washing," Mom said.

Then off they ran. We all stood watching, smiling and laughing as they darted past the cars and yes, through the puddles. They held their shopping bags over their heads just in case. They got soaked. But they were followed by a few who screamed and laughed like children all the way to their cars.

And yes, I did. I ran. I got wet. I needed washing.

Circumstances or people can take away your material possessions, they can take away your money, and they can take away your health. But no one can ever take away your precious memories... So, don't forget to make time and take opportunities to make memories everyday. To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven.

I hope you still take the time to run through the rain.
22 Responses
535822 tn?1443976780
Wonderful rahim ..what we need to hear if we are  hurting now ...the best one you have posted for us ...thank you
219241 tn?1413537765
I love getting wet in the rain...makes me remember I survived (my own issues.)
Thank you for posting this.
1028452 tn?1537448484
My pleasure margy
637356 tn?1301924822
This was wonderful I had to share with my family and friends. Thank you!
1028452 tn?1537448484
You are absolutely welcome
It was my pleasure dear lady
We all need to take our thoughts under the rain once in a while, dont we ?
1032715 tn?1315984234
I'm 48 and still love walking in the rain bare foot and splashing in puddles,now I know why,It's Gods creation so it's wonderful.I love your stories so much,feel good stories.

1028452 tn?1537448484
Good to hear that and thanks
If I come across with some meaningful stories, I would like sharing
1328948 tn?1275685493
Thank you for sharing that with us; it was very touching and inspirational.
1028452 tn?1537448484
It was my pleasure dear ld
I am proud of being a member in medhelp, it looks so alive and active in relating people to each other in a right way
784382 tn?1376931040
that gave me goosebumps... just purely amazing!! ..

thanks for sharing
1028452 tn?1537448484
you welcome
what "goosebums" mean ?
I am glad you liked it
363281 tn?1590104173
What a wonderful and beaufitul story, and it is so true. It brought a smile to my face. Thank you so much.
363281 tn?1590104173
Rahim, "goosebumps" mean a feeling of chills or thrills due to liking something a lot. It is kind of difficult to explain.
1028452 tn?1537448484
You welcome dear Sassy and thanks for definition of goosebumps
535822 tn?1443976780
Its a cute term ;goosebumps    now rahim you will be saying it to your friends ...
1028452 tn?1537448484
Thanks margy
You give me goosebumps sometimes, it looks like you are everywhere and whatching everything
535822 tn?1443976780
well thank you I hope it was meant to be a compliment.... yes I am around a lot I bob in and out from some other stuff I do online ..
1028452 tn?1537448484
It is good to have you around margy
you are of of my best friends in Medhelp
535822 tn?1443976780
hey rahim do me a favor from Iran ...please sign a protest   about the slaughtering of the whales .....http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/966/035/491    this ban has been in position for 24 years they are trying to lift the ban and they want America's support ...anyone can sign the petition to stop it ......
1028452 tn?1537448484
Dear Margy
I just did that
I also send it to 35 people to do so
hope whales stay safe in their life
535822 tn?1443976780
thank you rahim.. I adore you ..the Whales say thank you .
1028452 tn?1537448484
It was the least I could do
God keep them secure and safe
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