Sunday, June 28, 2009

Love, Reign O'er Me

A bunch of us got up early this morning at camp to go running, lead by the infamous Ms. Jessica Shinn. Jess took a group and did a three mile run and I took a group and we did a six mile run (yes, Dan, I know my runkeeper showed only 4.8. I forgot to start it until part-way through). What I didn't realize was that I was running with a couple of cross-country runners. I hung with them at their pace (I swear it was a 6 minute miles place) for first few miles and then decided I'd go my own pace (or die trying to keep up with them).

As I ran, it started to lightly rain. Just at that moment, the song Love, Reign O'er Me by the Who came on my iPhone. It was as if God was reminding me of his all encompassing love for me. I needed to hear that right at that moment.

Here's an exceprt of the lyrics:
Love, Reign o'er me
Love, Reign o'er me, rain on me

Only love
Can bring the rain
That makes you yearn to the sky
Only love
Can bring the rain
That falls like tears from on high

Love Reign O'er me

On the dry and dusty road
The nights we spend apart alone
I need to get back home to cool cool rain
I can't sleep and I lay and I think
The night is hot and black as ink
Oh God, I need a drink of cool cool rain

1 comment:

Keith said...

Here's a link to an amazing version of this song by Bettye Lavette at the Kennedy Center Honors with Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey watching...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJi6maTueSc