My husband’s favorite weather is when it’s raining and the sun is out at the same time. Mine is when the sun is shielded by clouds but the sun’s light streams through. It’s as if the clouds try to block the sun, but the sun is so powerful that it can’t be hidden or contained. Its brightness is too vibrant. Something about that mesmerizes me.
When I see that phenomenon, I can’t help but think of God and His amazing love and grace. Just as those clouds shroud the sun, many people try to block God from their lives. They succeed partially, at least for a while. God doesn’t force Himself on anyone; He’s given us free choice.
But His love is so strong, it shines through when we least expect it. His light can’t be hidden. It’s too powerful. It can show up in a kind gesture when you need a hand. In the warm smile of a stranger passing by. In a word of encouragement when you need it most. God knows what you’re going through, and He’s there for you.
Maybe the next time you see light streaming through the clouds, you’ll be reminded of His love, too. It’s fervent. It’s fierce. It’s unyielding. My friend, God loves you passionately.
So, when you’re feeling down or unworthy, push those clouds away and bask in the presence of the Savior. He’s got you covered. You may feel like you’re in a dark place in your life, but His love will shine through if you’ll let it.
Christian, wife, mother of 5, breast cancer survivor, marathon finisher, writer and editor, author of "Help! I'm a Science Project"