Sunday, April 12, 2015

Stormy Spring Sky



It was a dark and gloomy evening...... then for just a very few minutes, the sun came out.

What had looked forbidding and unappealing, suddenly became beautiful.  :) 

Those dark clouds that had just been overcast, cloudy and rather tiresome.... suddenly became various shades of dark gray while the objects in the foreground were highlighted with the sun.

It looks so beautiful... and I was thankful to see it... because after only about 5 minutes, it was gone.... and all of the colorful appeal was missing. What was left was just drab and dreary... It was amazing that the sun made so much difference. 

I like the shadows and colors... and the sun highlights that. I have always enjoyed seeing dark cloudy skies with the sun shining on things in front of the clouds. What a wonderful contrast. 


It reminds me of how my life can look... drab, dreary and full of ongoing, unrelenting hard work. Nothing wonderful... nothing encouraging...   and then....  God shines His light on my life....  maybe it is a comment from a person who was encouraged by my words... or seeing an answer to a long-prayed prayer..... and all of a sudden, the drab difficult life... has beauty... and hope. 

The sky kept changing and the bit of sunlight was short-lived, but it made such a difference. I also find that when I keep my attention on Christ... trusting His Word and His work in my life... I see those glimpses of "sunlight" that so greatly highlight His love for me... and I am encouraged to keep on.  I also find that it helps to be watching for those bits of encouragement... they DO come, but the dreary can be overwhelming... and we can miss the blessings... if we are not watching.   I hope you will join me in watching God work.. in looking for the blessings... even in the midst of difficulty. God is faithful... it is He who will sustain me... and His plan is perfect.





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24 comments:

  1. What lovely photos and the thoughts and encouragement that accompany them! :)

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    1. Thank you... what a sweet comment. :) I am glad you visited my blog today. :)

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  2. I love seeing a dark, stormy sky against the new spring growth...beautiful shots!

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    1. I do too... thank you... spring does give some good opportunities to see this kind of sky. :)

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  3. Such a beautiful post! Your words to me were like that ray of sunshine today. May God bless you abundantly, dear friend. Praying often for you.

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    1. I'm glad! it is fun to see the various things God can use to encourage us. :) Thank you for visiting... and I continue to pray for you also.

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  4. Great photos of a stormy, threatening sky.
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/04/cat-on-ladder.html

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    1. Thank you... I DO like to take photos... and the sky is one of my favorite "subjects". :)

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  5. Great photos and such beautiful thoughts!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment. :)

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  6. I love weather! All kinds of weather! (Except hot and humid) Clouds are just so interesting! See how excited I am? All these exclamation points!

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    1. The weather changes so quickly and we also enjoy it and enjoy watching it... the clouds, especially. We keep trying to stretch our observation skills and learn to identify more and more signs of the weather... it is certainly an interesting study. :)

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  7. What a lovely post. Thanks for stopping in!

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    1. Thank you.... I am glad you visited. :)

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  8. Beautiful images and words! I loved the photo of the sun shining through the clouds and gloom.... that's just how the Lord is in our lives :) He shines forth - what a precious Heavenly Father. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration.

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    1. He sure does shine forth... what a blessing to know Him personally. :) The sky is amazing in its constant changing... and the power demonstrated in the clouds... and God controls all of that. :) I sure do like watching it.

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  9. Gorgeous photos, I love how the sky keeps changing! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday morning!

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    1. Thank you...I love that also... I have seen so many stormy skies... and yet they still draw me. :)

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  10. What wonderful photos, thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays, keep up the great work. Blessings

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    1. Thank you... I appreciate your sweet comment... and your wonderful blog party. :)

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  11. What beautiful photos. Unlike most people, I always love a storm. It makes me feel as if the world is being washed clean and being filled of promise and blessings to come.

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    1. I enjoy storms sometimes also... there is a fierce beauty to them and I know what you mean about the world being washed clean by them. The greens are always brighter and richer after a storm too. :)

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  12. Stunning photographs, you have captured that moody sky beautifully. I have to admit, I do love turbulent-looking skies.

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    1. Thank you... I do like those magnificent storm clouds and the beauty of such a sky... I don't always like the storm itself if it is damaging, but the skies are amazing at a time like that! So glad you visited.

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