to fly from Boston to Washington, DC.
Maybe the sun will break through, I thought.
But that was not to be.
No, the weather in fact worsened.
As I walked the ramp to get on the plane I glanced outside a window and saw the rain.
Returning from a marvelous vacation in Maine was hard enough.
But the gloomy weather only added to my pain.
Within moments the plane moved and I prepared myself for take off all the while mentally going over all the things I needed to do upon arriving home.
I looked again outside my window. Thick clouds covered the city making visibility difficult.
Wherever I looked there was darkness.
Our plane continued to rise high in the sky and in only a few minutes was up above the clouds.
My eyes were suddenly, surprisingly fixed on the sun shining
through the window beside me.
What a contrast to what the folks in Boston were experiencing at the same moment.
High above the stormy weather
the sun was still shining.
Lighting the billowy white clouds all around us.
It taught me a lesson that I have never forgotten.
No matter what the weather down here might be
up there, the sun always shines.
And it is also true
that no matter what we are going through on any given day
the Sun still shines.
God doesn’t change. His Love and Grace are ours
His mercies are forever.
It is all too easy to feel down
when all around us are problems and pain
but He keeps gently whispering
“Look up, my child.
My Love for you is from everlasting to everlasting.”
“Look up to the Sun Who brings healing in His wings.
Look up to my Heart and be at peace.”
So no matter what your day is like
open wide your heart to His Unfailing Love and Faithfulness.
The Sun is still shining.