BY JESSICA LANDMON
My house is very quiet this week. With both kids attending different summer camps, I have some extra alone time on my hands. Quite honestly, I didn’t know what to do with myself this morning given that the house was so silent, so I decided to bring my work outside.
The weather is beautiful today in Connecticut. There is not an ounce of humidity in the air, which makes my hair happy. And if that wasn’t reason enough to celebrate, there is not a cloud in the sky. I mean, not even one. There are blue skies for miles. Oh, the beauty!
This got me thinking. I’m often writing about the storms and trials that we face as Christians. I probably do so because that seems to be where we need the most encouragement and support. But, I would be remiss if I didn’t emphasize the matchless glory of the calm He also blesses us with as His children. We are to expect and cherish the cloudless, blue-sky days that He often brings.
I use the word expect because sometimes we focus so much on all our problems and difficult circumstances that we don’t enjoy the times of calm that the Lord provides. I think sometimes we miss this because we are bracing for another storm or rehashing what just transpired in the last one. But, God wants us to enjoy these peaceful moments – to recognize that they are a gift from Him, and to use this time to meditate on His love and unfailing promises.
So, I encourage you today to take a moment and bask in the sunshine. Embrace His love. Be reminded of His faithfulness. And know that even though you might be walking through the battle of your life, if you endure with the Lord, blue skies are straight ahead.
Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.