Above the Clouds

As I sit at the computer I can look out of the door at a dull, cloudy day with a light drizzle of rain falling. It reminds me of a number of analogies to our Christian life. They are all obvious and well known but they remain true and may be helpful for all that. How often have we been told that into every life a little rain must fall? Or perhaps the fact that above the clouds the sun is still shining and so in bad times we take strength in the knowledge that God is still present, still loving us and still eager to help if only we will talk to Him about our problems and ask Him to intervene.

The fact that these and other similar analogies are well known and often quoted does not lessen either their truth or their value. At times we all need to sit back and quietly muse on the obvious truths of God’s love for us and His willingness to help in every situation if only we will take the time to discuss it with Him and ask Him to intervene on our behalf. He is there. He loves us enormously. He fully understands our situation. He is able to help. He wants to help. Why not stop now, look through the clouds to our loving Father and bring Him into the situation. It will always help.

~ Alan Hermann