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The Sun Comes After the Storm

Mon, Jan. 25, 2016 Posted: 11:46 AM


Just wait out the storm. The sun follows the storm. I have seen this phenomenon a few times. Yesterday, while I was praying the title of this blog came into my mind. Immediately after I finished praying, I rushed to the window and looked out. As I expected, the sun light was shining through the trees. The sun was not quite fully shining in its strength. It was a perfect sight.

As we have seen on television and heard over the radio the calls coming from the authorities for people to stay inside. However, some people for whatever reason chose to venture out on the roads. Some got stuck. They could not wait for the storm to finish. People had to come alongside of them and dig them out. Some had to abandon their vehicles on or alongside the street.

The frustration, the worry, their burden which was laid on others to solve, was it all worth it? If they came away from their situation with repentance and a resolution, maybe it was worth it. They may have the scars to prove it.

What about those of us who heeded the calls to stay indoors. We were on the sidelines watching. We watched those who were stuck on the roads and heard their trials. Some of us might have prayed for them. Some of us might have chastise them with our tongues for their disobedience to the authorities. Some of us might have just shaken our heads. Those of us who obeyed the calls to relinquish our ambitions to ride through the snow saved ourselves from trouble and anxiety. We also saved others from troubles that would have been.

This is a great less for us to learn from God. No matter how severe the storm is, no matter how long it lasts, The Son is in the background – if you will – waiting out the storm. God watches over us – He watches over the sparrow. He knows all that we are going through may it be good or evil. God is looking on. Sometimes we cannot see Him because of the grey clouds blocking our vision. However, God is there and He is guiding the storm so it would not overwhelm us. Just as the meteorologist had predicted hurricane force winds for our region, but we did not have them. The result was much less electrical outages than were expected. So God looks out for His children and others whom He chooses that we will not be consumed by the storms that we encounter.

Some people love drama in their lives. It is exciting and exhilarating. Some people love to test “the snow”. They love to be the “dare devils”, but God loves obedience. Our fleshly prowess does not impress God. He wants our submission to His Will. “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you; For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” Matthew 7:7,8

Let us be wise and heed the warnings of friends and loved ones who surround us with love and wisdom, and the Lord Jesus Christ and His word. Let us not rush out into the storm, but wait it through with prayer and thanksgivings. When the grey clouds finally disappear and they will; it may take a while – too long we may think – but they will. We will see The Son shining His blessings in and through our lives just as I saw the sun shining through the trees with a golden shine. It was spectacular.

June Samuel