Unseen Rain

A peculiar beauty is found in this poem. It was a gift from a friend, but I wanted to share it.

My work is to carry this love as comfort for those who long for You;/ to go everywhere You’ve walked/ and gaze at the pressed-down dirt.

What i most want/ is to spring out of this personality,/ then to sit apart from that leaping./ I’ve lived too long where I can be reached.

Who says the eternal being does not exist?/ Who says the sun has gone out?/ Someone who climbs up on the roof,/ and closes his eyes tight, and say,/ I don’t see anything.

With one silent laugh/ You tilted the night/ and the garden ran with stars.

Rumi, Unseen Rain

RELEASES Jan. 24, 2023 | Brazos press

Endless Grace helps us rediscover the rich treasures of the Psalms—through free-verse prayer renderings of their poems and hymns—as a guide to personal devotion and meditation. It is the awaited companion volume to Sheltering Mercy (Ps. 1-75).

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. This book contains 75 prayers drawn from Psalms 76-150, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning in the Psalms. Each prayer is a response to the Psalms written in harmony with Scripture. These prayers help us quiet our hearts before God and welcome us into a safe place amid the storms of life.

This artful, poetic, and classic devotional book features compelling custom illustrations and foil-stamped hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms. Co-written with Ryan Whitaker Smith, Brazos Publishing.

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