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.