One of my favorite phrases comes from Eucharistic Prayer II – “Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray, by sending down your Spirit upon them like dewfall, so they may become for us the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
It is the word dewfall that touches my heart so much. I really did not know what it meant but I was thinking about it last weekend during Mass. A few days later, I came upon a blog post where the blogger shared that this was one of his favorite prayers as well, especially the use of the word “dewfall.”
He described dewfall as the unseen becoming seen. Beautiful.
So, with that God-incidence, I did some more research and found an article by a Catholic archbishop who wrote that dew is an important source of water for people in the desert and it signifies life. Life.
Also, God used dew to feed the Israelites manna in the desert. The dew formed on the ground and when it dried, the flakes of manna appeared. This was their bread.
Bread of life. Unseen becoming seen.
No wonder that word touched me.