“Into each life some rain must fall” is a line I grew up hearing, then repeating, then thinking about now and then so I searched for its origin. It is a song title repeated throughout lyrics penned by Allan Roberts and Doris Fisher and popularized by singer Ella Fitzgerald. That is my connection. Mom played the radio often so I am sure I heard it frequently in my early youth at naptime and later from records on the stereo.
“Into each and every life some rain has got to fall.” We can’t escape periods of sadness and despair. There are times when we wonder “too much is falling in mine” or in the lives of friends and neighbors.
“But when I think of you, another shower starts” exemplifies remembering a loss or a tragedy. If we didn’t love deeply, we wouldn’t hurt deeply. I don’t want to ponder living without loving as a way to avoid pain. “Into each heart some tears must fall.”
“Some folks can lose the blues in their hearts.”
We must move on to experience the extraordinarily ordinary routines that bind us and encourage us to be patient for the rains to end, for “some day the sun will shine” and we will experience the joy and beauty in its brightness and warmth.
“I know that someday the sun is bound to shine” so for now I will watch for rainbows, admire vivid redbuds and dogwoods glowing against a darkened sky, enjoy the songs that nature sings and trust in the hope the Son’s resurrection brings.