You don't know how happy I am to be linking up with Amy for Frankly Friday. This idea that she came up with was GENIUS. Writing these posts about whatever I want with that banner flying over them letting you know that you're going to hear something frank, is perfect.
Last night I was kicking around ideas. I saw a beautiful picture of the sun and I remembered something my friend Alice told me once.
It has been GRAY here this week. Yesterday I had some driving to do, it was the middle of the day and the fog was so thick that I had could barely see ten feet in front of the car...The house has been dark and I wondered when the sun was going to come back.
Seeing that picture of the sun shining somewhere else reminded me that the sun HAS been shining, I just couldn't see it.
And that's where Alice comes in. A few years ago I was at her house and we were talking about something. All of a sudden, she corrected me. She said, "Remember, the sun is always shining, even when you can't see it!"
I stopped. And I realized that Alice was right. Even on the darkest of days, when the fog is so thick you can't see more than a few feet ahead, the sun is shining.
God created the universe and we can be sure that the sun will rise and the moon will set and the tides of ocean will come in and go out.
For some reason, it's very important to Alice that she remember that. She rests in knowing that what God wills will stand. She rests in knowing that the rising and setting sun are reminders that God's word is sure. She knows to trust Him.
Let the sun and the fog be a reminder today. They are His. In His hand you are secure.
You can be sure of them, just as you can be sure of Him.
By the way, I can see the sun again today. Somehow, the certainty faith delivers is more precious than the certainty sight insures.