THE SUN STILL SHINING
"They looked . . . and behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud."
EXODUS 16: 10
Without the clouds we wouldn't be shielded from the burning sun.
Without the clouds there would be no lavish sunsets, no beneficial rain, no beautiful landscapes.
The same is true with life's clouds.
When hard times come we easily get discouraged.
But behind the clouds God is still present, and can even use them to water our souls with unexpected blessings.
Longfellow once wrote: "Be still, sad heart, and cease repining; behind the clouds is the sun still shining."
As God's people wandered in the wilderness, He declared, "Behold, I come to you in the thick cloud"(Ex. 19: 9).
Each of us experiences clouds in life—sometimes slight, but sometimes dark and frightening.
Whatever clouds you face today, ask Jesus, the light of the world, to help you look behind the cloud to see His glory and His plans for you."
"Hope for Each Day"
- B Graham