“the precious dew from Heaven”
Three of my favorite spiritual experiences are walking down the beach on a cool morning engulfed in a dense
fog with limited visibility all around me, seeing the mist hovering over marshlands on Cape Cod, and watching
a cloud slowly arise from between mountains in Vermont giving way to glorious sunshine. Who could deny
the presence of the Spirit of God at moments like these? The sense of God is everywhere just like when the
Holy Spirit brooded over the waters of the deep.
The definition of dew is: “tiny drops of water that form on cool surfaces at night when atmospheric vapor
condenses.” The prophet Isaiah referred to “a cloud of dew” that refreshed the harvesters, and God’s
servant Job said “I am like a tree whose roots reach the water, whose branches are refreshed with the dew.”
On the wonderful cool mornings to which I refer, the dewdrops left behind on red rose petals and droplets on
new green leaves provide refreshing life-sustaining water to the little birds even in times of drought when the
land cries out for rain.
Scripture tells us that the faithful saints shall be “like the dew from the Lord, like showers on the grass which
do not wait or linger” for the rest of the world to comprehend or catch up with. No waiting for endless debates
and compromises, for fantasy-style justifications for sins, or for the media to advise people how and what to
think. God’s ways are not our ways, God’s timetables are God’s own,
and God’s thoughts are far superior to ours.
God has left us an example in the dew. If we have eyes to see it, ears to hear it, and minds to perceive it,
then we must acknowledge that God has a perfect and ultimate plan which is neither reversible nor
ineluctable. Consider yourself as dew from the Lord bringing refreshment and light to
a world desperately in need of both. That is why you’ve been chosen, is it not?
Isaiah 18:4, Job 29:19, Genesis 1:2, Micah 5:7