Light is sweet; how pleasant to see a new day dawning. But… remember there will be many dark days.

~Ecclesiastes 11:7-8, NLT


The clouds are the dust of His feet. How near God is on a cloudy day!

~Charles Spurgeon

Solomon begins Ecclesiastes 11 with a couple of statements about clouds. Dark clouds figuratively represent dark, difficult and foreboding times. But as Solomon points out: the dark heavy clouds are the rain producers. Personally, I like clouds. We have a couple of granddaughters that love clouds and they study their shapes. I study them also but for a different reason: I am usually looking for rain. Growing up in the cotton fields, I learned to appreciate clouds because they make a great umbrella from the blazing sun. I love the black clouds because they bring the rain and a cool breeze. Solomon was no Job but he was a wise man and a realist. He understood that life is a mixture of sunshine and rain; clouds and blue skies. Don’t be discouraged by the clouds. The clouds will never overcome the brilliance of the sun. Oh, they may obscure it for a moment or a month but they will never stop the sun from shinning. Sooner or later the sun will break through. Not only is the sun dominant, it is consistent: it shines everyday while the clouds come and go. Don’t let the dark times get you down; sorrow may endure for the night but joy comes in the morning.

We humans naturally put day before night but that is not how it is in scripture: Genesis 1:5, And there was evening and there was morning, one day. This is why the Jews begin their day in the evening {6:00 pm}. In the natural world youth precedes aging, strength comes before weakness and life before death but in God’s order it is the opposite. We go from darkness to light, from weakness to strength, from despair to hope, from guilt to innocence, from sorrow to joy and from death to life. {Jonathan Cohn, Book of Mysteries} We are enduring the darkness at present but the light is coming. For the darkness shall turn to dawning, and the dawning to noonday bright; And Christ’s great kingdom shall come on earth, the kingdom of love and light. {We’ve A Story To Tell, Ernest Nichol}

So cheer up folks because although you may feel like a blind person stumbling through a room filled with furniture, the light is coming and we will graduate from faith to sight. We are going to see everything clearly. There will be no veil between us an our Savior. We are going to see Him face to face. O that will be glory for me!


Had the blog ready to post early but my computer was acting up and I finally had to restart it to get it working. I hope you have a great weekend. I don’t think Catfish has got us where you can receive the blog automatically but we are hoping he will get it done any day. Every where I go people ask, “What happened to your blog?” If we ever get it fixed, you will have to resubscribe to have it sent to your email.

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