Yesterday, I wondered if my half (1/2) of 40 winks, my 20 minute nap would interfere with my night's sleep. Well, it didn't really. Shocked? I was.
Actually, I didn't get to climb into bed until close to 1:00 am, so I did think that maybe I would have trouble sleeping. To my surprise, the Sand Man or sleep fairy, visited me and I immediately drifted off to never-never land. Praise God! Thank You, Jesus!
When I awoke this morning, I felt totally rested, for the first time in a long time. In fact, I not only awoke, but actually got up out of my comfy bed, before my alarm went off. That's a switch! :-))
Arising, my first thought was that the weatherman was wrong. Our weather report of last evening let us know that we were to have rain again, this morning. :(
It wasn't raining! In fact, while it wasn't gleamingly brilliant outside, the sun was shining. I wondered if it had rained earlier, before I awoke. Everything looked dry.
Then it began. Instead of the sky being barely coated with clouds, the beautiful light began to fade. An overcast sky replaced the yellowed smile from heaven.
By the time I left to go exercise, our outdoor hue was dull, gray and totally overcast. Driving out from the garage, it didn't surprise me that it had begun to rain.
Oh well! What can I say? Isn't this just like life?
One day, the sun is shining and everything in your world looks wonderful. Then, on another day, everything in your world looks bleak.
I'm not giving up on today being a nice day. After all, our weather report did say that in the afternoon the rain would stop and we would have a mixture of clouds and sun.
Again, sort of like life, don't you think?! At least mine.
While at times it feels totally horrid and never totally wonderful, there always seems to be a mixture of high points, even in the midst of storms. And, of course there are times when storms show up sometimes unexpectedly, in the middle of a wonderful era.
No matter the weather, or the condition of life, I am always grateful for my Lord, Jesus Christ. Without Him, I am nothing. I can do nothing. I can be nothing. He is my everything.
When my heart is filled with love, He is there. When my life is filled with sadness, He is there. He promised me He would never leave me, nor forsake me (Hebrews 13:5); that He'd be with me always, even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20).
He made these promises to you, too!
All you need to do is trust/believe in Jesus. He will not only provide eternal salvation for you, but He will be there with you, as you walk through sometimes veiled tears of life.
What promises to cling to! Even in the darkest of times.
Hopefully, it won't rain, tomorrow. One thing for sure, is the fact that Jesus is always with us. He is love. And everyone needs love.
Until next time...
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