Thursday, June 18, 2009

This Too Shall Pass

It has been raining in our desert town daily--for weeks. This is atypical for June. We miss the sunshine, but the flowers are thriving, grass is green, and water bills are low. Although we miss sunny spring days, we are blessed with water after many years of drought. Our reservoirs are full.

Life includes storms and sunny seasons. For some, one storm seems to follow another. Others' days are bright with few interruptions of darkness. Many experience some days of storm and sun and other days that seem partly cloudly.

While flying, I am amazed that we can fly above cloudy skies until we reach the bright, clear horizon. Although fierce storms may darken our days, the sun shines beyond our view.

The Son is the Light and Life of the world. Either He will calm the storms we face or give us strength to endure them. We promises that He will never leave us or forsake us.

Abraham Lincoln said, "An Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: 'And this, too, shall pass away.' How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!"

Although all the storms of life may not calm until the Son returns, we can trust that He will eventually wipe away all of our tears. Our trials will some day ease. As we trust in God and give our hearts to Him, we will eventually enjoy eternity with our Heavenly King. What glorious news!

© Carol Brown

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