Out here at Desert Rain, we have a view of a desert landscape that haunts you with the ancient and the mysterious. When that sense of wonder fades in the moment, the azure blue sky calls you back into a nourishing kind of enchantment. Every so often, clouds, as if they were visitors from foreign places, drift into the frame, and join in the dialogue that eternally takes place between sky and land. The language of this conversation is often called silence:And it’s only in silence that one can listen to it.
"The Ruined" are those countless ones throughout the ages who have encountered the presence of the living God to such an extent that they are "ruined" for the things of this world. They can never return for any extended time to what was formerly known as "normal life." They are burned with a vision of the beauty of God in the face of Christ-- and they seek this in everyone and everything they meet.