You drench its furrows and level its ridges; you soften it with showers and bless its crops. Psalm 65:10
When was the last time you stood in a down pouring rain on a warm Spring day? Most of us run from building to car to building again when it’s raining. We may get caught unawares in the rain but we’re not in it long. While I don’t recommend it every day or even with every rain shower, it’s probably mildly therapeutic once in a while just to stand outside and get drenched. Waterlogged.
But you might catch a cold.
But you might not get dry enough in time for such and such.
But you might look silly or foolish.
There are more excuses if you thought about it, but, well, so what? You only live once, right?
Similarly, as I noted in yesterday’s post, as water is symbolic for the Holy Spirit, on occasion we just need to get drenched by the Holy Spirit. What that means to you and what that means to me could be very different things. In essence, we just let the Holy Spirit wash over us. Perhaps we’re noisy; perhaps we’re dead silent; perhaps we’re a little bit (or a lot) of both. But we’re listening, enjoying His presence, confessing sins, worshiping, raising hands, crying out to Him, soaking in the Glory of the Lord.
So I’ll end with probably the strangest question you’ll hear all week: have you been waterlogged by the Holy Spirit lately?