One dark February morning, after heavy snowfall, I sat on a plane ready for take-off. Buckled up, I gazed out of the small window, it had been an uncertainty as to whether we would ever get away because of the weather, but here we were.
Do you struggle with winter? I often feel down, I’m not good with the dark days, the heavy skies, and the lack of sunlight.
As we took off I was aware of turbulence, and quickly asked God for safety as we were buffeted by the wind.
Suddenly, we broke through the dark skies into a glorious blue – we had risen above the clouds into a wonderful sunny day – the sun streaming in through the window, the earlier dreariness gone. I could see the clouds below, but we had flown way above them.
Wow, my mood lifted, my spirit soared. I could feel the warmth of the sunlight as it rested on me and as I sat there I heard God whisper to me.
‘My light is always here my child, but sometimes it is obscured by troubles and pain.’
Oh, what a lesson, what an insight, a wonderful visual aid. ‘Thank You Lord’, I whispered, I would remember this for a long time.
Often when we go through difficulties and hardship, the world can seem so dark. Ask God to show you a glimpse of Himself, let His light shine through and warm your spirit, and lift your heavy heart.
Remember, above all that darkness is a brilliant light, and one day we will live in the glorious light of Jesus forever – no more struggling, sorrow or pain.
But for now, don’t forget, He is in our midst, surrounded by His glorious light, always here for you. Allow His love and light to filter through the darkness and touch you once more.
God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all 1 John 1:5