THE LEGEND OF THE RAINDROP
The legend of the raindrop has a lesson for us all
as it trembles in the heavens questioning whether it should fall.
For the glistening raindrop argued to the genie of the sky,
"I am beautiful and lovely as I sparkle here on high,
and hanging here I will become a part of the rainbow’s hue
and I’ll shimmer like a diamond for all the world to view."
But the genie told the raindrop, "Do not be afraid to go,
for you will be more beautiful if you fall to earth below,
for you will sink into the soil and be lost a while from sight,
but when you reappear on earth, you’ll be looked on with delight;
for you will be the raindrop that quenched the thirsty ground
and helped the lovely flowers to blossom all around,
and in your resurrection you’ll appear in queenly clothes
with the beauty of the lily and the fragrance of the rose;
then when you wilt and wither, you’ll become part of the earth
and make the soil more fertile, for there is nothing ever lost
Or ETERNALLY NEGLECTED
For EVERYTHING GOD EVER MADE
IS ALWAYS RESURRECTED;
So trust God’s all wise wisdom and doubt the Father never,
For in HIS HEAVENLY KINGDOM
THERE IS NOTHING LOST FOREVER.
By Helen Steiner Rice