The other day I was sitting at my desk wrapped in my robe, flannel pajamas, wool socks, and big stuffed whale slippers (they were a gift). And I looked out the window and realized that though my plants were frost-bitten and drooping, the sun was shining and it looked like a lovely day.
And then the metaphor hit me–even when we are in the midst of a cold snap, in the middle of a storm, or even in the darkest hours of the night, the sun is still shining. Even in the middle of a midnight blizzard, it doesn’t stop, it simply keeps on sending forth the warming rays upon which all life depends. The sun doesn’t change or shift position or flip an “off switch.” It simply keeps shining.
Just as God’s love, his purposes, and his plans are immutable and do not change. They remain constant no matter what storms we are going through. They are still prevailing, even though we can’t see any evidence of them. It’s our perspective that changes.
But like the sun (actually, God is stronger and more lasting than the sun, which will one day fizzle out), God is constantly reigning as sovereign over his creation.
And that’s a thought to carry you through the day . . . and the night, too! 🙂