I stared out at the drizzle and the darkness. Sigh... The weather was certainly reflecting my mood. A second grade classroom is a tough place to be when you are not feeling your best. Usually the children aren't either as I suspect I got my sniffle from one of them. They have been taking turns being absent from school and we are going through kleenex at an alarming rate.
I saw my primary doctor yesterday after school. After taking my temperature and listening to my lungs she proclaimed me to be healthy enough to get a flu shot. "Let's get it in now!" she declared enthusiastically. I was less enthusiastic but I agreed. I might as well get it well I could. As a former chemo patient, she is adamant about my getting flu shots. Actually, although I hadn't seen her since last fall, she has been keeping a close eye on my adventures and told me I had her worried for a few days last December when I decided to take an early winter break and spend 12 days in the hospital. I told her it wasn't my idea!
As I stare out at the dark clouds, the words of a song come to mind. When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.
His oath, His covenant, His blood
Support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.
--From The Solid Rock written by Edward Mote
In this life we will have days when all we can see is formidable storm clouds. We won't be able to see Him... but that matters not for He can see us! Though I am currently looking out a dark clouds I am remembering that the sun is still shining... in fact it might be shining where you are :wink:
Though it is not always easy, I must remember to keep looking past the clouds and one day... they will all be gone... forever!
[quote]Though I am currently looking out a dark clouds I am remembering that the sun is still shining... [/quote]
Indeed! We must remember that the sun is always shining and we do well to remember that God himself is always with us. Even though sight of him is sometimes obscured by the clouds of experiences we can have absolute confidence that the clouds will dissipate and we will again bask in the warmth of God's love.