Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sunshine and Clouds


The weather this week, 

like life, 

is a mix of 

sunshine 

and 

clouds.

And even as we enjoy the sunshine

we are aware of the clouds gathering

to block out the light and warmth.


But what hope there is

when we look up and see the clouds breaking up

and the sun breaking through!

* * * 

I wrote this yesterday, and didn't get to finish it.

Today I have been at our school athletics carnival, 

shivering and doing duty with a stopwatch,

until the rains came down, 

and we hurried home to change into dry clean clothes

and snuggle by the heater.

* * *

I am thankful that during the ups and downs of life

there is a Hope to cling to

that brings me JOY

no matter what the weather.

Though you have not seen him, you love him 
and even though you do not see him now, 
you believe in him and 
are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, 
for you are receiving the goal of your faith, 
the salvation of your souls.  
1 Peter 1:8

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