Tuesday, July 10

Clouds

A friend of Adam's asked me the other day if I had been taking a lot of photos of sunsets lately. He works at the college and knows how beautiful the summer sunsets can be. 

"No," I answered. "The sunsets are most beautiful when there are clouds present."

"And it's been so clear lately."

"Yes."

I was just looking at the photo I have as my masthead on this blog and realized what I like the most about it is the contrast of dark and light. I love that the sun is streaming through the clouds.

I think God must love it when his grace and love for us and work in our lives streams through our grief and pain. Just like clouds.

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings on your head.

Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust Him for His grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.

"God Moves in a Mysterious Way"
William Cowper

2 comments:

Laura Ward said...

So beautiful, so profound, and exactly what I needed to be reminded of today. Thanks, friend!

Unwritten said...

I find it absolutely amazing that no two sunsets could ever be the same. They're like God's fingerprint of the World.

With octaves of a mystic depth and height