by Brodie Swisher
On a recent hunting trip, I found myself climbing aboard an airplane in the midst of a storm. The wind and rain were blowing sideways. One would think that with enough time in the air you’d become accustom to about anything the elements can throw your way. Not me. It seems the more and more I fly the more I see “what could happen.” I still get sweaty hands and say extra prayers when the winds are whippin’ and my plane is being bounced around like tumbleweed on the open prairie. But on this trip, like many of the ones before it, I saw the simple reminder that always puts my mind at ease. It was that moment when after being pounded by the turbulence of tough winds and dark, heavy clouds that our plane broke through the storm and began to fly above the clouds where the sun was shining. In a matter of minutes we broke free from darkness into beautiful light. It still fascinates me every time! The transition from a dark and ugly day, to one where the sun shines brilliant is nothing more than a change in perspective. A simple change in elevation brings a dramatic change in our outlook.
It was a reminder that even on the darkest days the sun is still shining. We must simply get back to where we can see it.
Listen, it’s not a matter of if, but when, the dark and ugly days of life will come our way. We’ll experience moments when we feel as if the pain and problems of life pound us beyond what we can bare. I want to encourage you to look up. The Son is shining. Regardless of the crisis, you will not stay there. You will once again rise above…back to a place where you will once again experience the brilliance of the Son’s presence in your life. If you’re in the midst of a mess today, I want to encourage you to hang in there. You can have hope in the Son, Jesus, who over and over again calms the storms of life and reminds us that He’s always shining above.
“May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26
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