Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The rising of the Sun

I was thinking today about the sun. The sun is always there and always shines, whether we see it or not. Sometimes it's covered by clouds, or at night time the earth is facing the opposite direction so the sun is hidden from sight altogether and there is darkness for a while. But whatever the case, the sun never ceases to shine. Now this is quite a simple, obvious point, but it just reminded me again that God is always there, whether or not we see or feel Him. He never sleeps nor slumbers. Even when it's night for us, we can still be certain that the morning will come again; and God is more faithful than the rising sun. And when it's cloudy, we can be sure that at some point the clouds will break and the darkness will pass.

I remember distinctly 2 years ago when i stood upon a big rock on a hill that looked over Sheffield. It was a misty day and i'd only ever been there when it was sunny before. I felt my life was going to change massively and felt God tell me that when things got 'misty' just to remember that He was still there and to stand firm upon my Rock, Jesus. As it happens my life did change and things did get very 'misty', in more ways than anyone will ever know, but i know God is still there and is still shining. And i'm so very thankful for that.

"Perhaps it may seem as though everything you have seen here of the High places was just a dream, or the work of your imagination. But you have seen reality and the mist which seems to swallow it up is the illusion. Believe steadfastly in what you have seen. " - Hannah Hurnard

"...weeping may remain for a night, but joy comes with the morning." - Psalm 30.5
".... but for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall. " - Malachi 4.2

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