Oswald Chambers wrote… We are made to reach out beyond our grasp.
Let us know, let us press on to know the Lord; his appearing is as sure as the dawn, he will come to us like the showers, like the spring rains that water the earth. Hosea 6:3
After the coldest May day since 1922 in the area where we live, the sun did not show its face. The wind-chill was also very penetrating. Under heavy clouds, we shivered.
It was dramatic, when we saw as the day drew to its end, the hidden sun slipped behind the western hills. A burst of light suddenly transformed the pitch darkness of approaching night. It was if the sun blazed a triumphant retreat. ‘No cloud will hold me back.’
This inspired me to think that when life encroaches upon us and robs us of our fullness of life, it is then we must expand our vision to extend our Hope. Although ‘hidden’ for a time the LIGHT of God’s Love will always break through. We must hold the Saviour’s Hand in and through it ALL.
You are loved!
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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He will come through the clouds some day. He will clear the clouds in your day, today.
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Trusting God is easy when all is well, but choosing to trust Him in hard times is a true example of faith in an Almighty God. God bless you sister.
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Hmmm. This was timely written. Hugs to you as I wait to discover where/when He will at last break through the current cloud-cover I am experiencing. Hugs to you for reminding me He is still there “Shining” behind the dreary facade which is covering over.