This morning the dawn was magnificent: purple-tinged clouds with cream-colored edges gilded gold, visible beams of light streaming through the few clouds on the horizon and the sky just above them bright orange in anticipation. And a thought gently dropped into my mind – a reminder and message of encouragement from the Father via His Spirit. The beauty of this dawn was magnified by the clouds…
Every day in a way which no human can stop there is the dawn of the sun. the natural speaks of the spiritual. That is to say, God is God and unchanging. Thus the way things work in the creation we can see, gives us pictures of how things work in the spiritual realm which is beyond what our five physical senses can interpret. There is the dawn of the sun every morning into what would otherwise be darkness and there is the dawn of the Son every day into our lives where there would otherwise be spiritual darkness.
So often our focus in on the clouds in our lives – the potential problems without solutions we can control, which loom on the horizon. Sometimes these clouds have gathered and are producing a storm, which may be merely unpleasant or cause us to fear for our safety. We need to remember in all our storms, God is there. Just as the sun is always above the clouds so the Son is always present in spite of the clouds. Clouds are temporary. Storms never last. Always the sky eventually clears and the son is visible again. Even when all we can see are the clouds, the sun (and the Son) are shining above them.
God meant it when He said:
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Prov. 3:5-6) “This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it – the LORD is his name: ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearachble things you do not know.” (Jer. 33:2-3)
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. … Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matt. 6:19-21,25-34)
May your day be richly blessed with an awareness of His presence in ALL things!
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