The legend of the raindrop has a lesson for us all
As it trembled 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 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 hesitate 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
flower to blossom all around, and in you 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 and give new flowers birth"...
For there is nothing ever lost or ETERNALLY
NEGLECTED, FOR EVERYTHING GOD EVER MADE
IS ALWAYS RESURRECTED.
~Helen Steiner Rice~