Right here in beautiful, wet, Santa Cruz we’ve had more rain than we’ve had a long, long time. According to NOAA we’ve received 23.5 inches of rain in just the first month and a half of 2017. That is only 6 inches short of our total average seasonal rainfall! This total saturation of our county has led to so much flooding, mudslides, and downed dead trees. I’ve been praying that God would give us rain, and He’s definitely been saying “Here ya’ go!” Now we have ridiculous, total saturation everywhere.
As I look at the standing water in my backyard, total saturation reminds me of what God wants to do in my life. God wants to completely saturate me with His love, grace and intimacy. It’s out of this ridiculous, total saturation of God within me that crazy stuff begins to happen outside of me. I begin to flood over and out into my community to share the mercy and love of God because there’s just no more room to just contain it within myself. I begin to see hillsides of stubbornness and sin give way and slide away to create new pathways of life. I watch the dead growth of bad habits, and compulsions uproot and fall over. All of these things, that seem so sad to my sin-cursed flesh, naturally happens when I’m saturated in the intimacy of a heartfelt relationship with my God.