What do you expect to see when clouds clear?

A surprising mid-week prayer-time.  Thick storm clouds covered the sky.  I searched for a patch of blue.  I found it.  I focussed on connection with the LORD,  and began to pray.   The question surprised me.


 Isaiah 21:11      Watchman,:, What of the night?     

                             Watchman.:    What of the night?

           The reply,   The morning comes but again will come the night.


  This refrain from the prophetic Book of Isaiah came to mind.  My studies of the prophetic book  had led me to a limited understanding of Old Testament interactions with God and territorial Promises if God’s People lived by His Rules. 

      We, of the New Covenant now living in His Kingdom following our Saviour, what indeed will I see when the clouds disperse?   What will I hear?

       I continued to pray for people, places as God the Holy Spirit led,  

       Then, when the clouds parted and a sliver of sunlight emerged again, I looked up.   

        High above the canopy of treetops a lone bird perched on a tree branch.

        Like a Sentinel he waited for weather changes 

                                                                               Psm 92: verses 13,14,15  

  I returned to the house as gentle rain began to fall.

  I checked the Psalm.     May it be a blessing to us ALL in this day.

              Those who are planted in the Lord shall still bear fruit in old age.

               They shall be fresh and flourishing

                To declare that the Lord is upright ,



                                        a-men and thank YOU.

About Faye

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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1 Response to What do you expect to see when clouds clear?

  1. oneta hayes says:

    I love the Sentinel waiting for the weather change. Change. It is coming. There is an opening in the clouds. Amen,


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