It is the kind of autumn day where it seems as though the sun will never shine again. Dark, damp, rain…all day. Isn’t life like this too sometimes? Too often? We begin to think everything will be fine. We’ll find not just any job, but the Best Job, with great pay, and all those bills that have piled up will magically be gone. The children will behave, all at the same time, and not one will have a cough or runny nose. Our dog won’t run off the minute the front door is opened because there is a squirrel going up the tree in the front yard. Oh, and the sadness over our sick loved one will subside since there really is a cure for the disease, or the memory will certainly return…if only the rain would stop.
But it doesn’t stop. One day seems to just flow into the next like a giant wave, with no distinction, no break, no sun. Circumstances beyond our control. Tough to face and impossible to change, to fix, to heal. We do, however, have the ability to choose hope. We can decide to be thankful for the little glimmers of sun that are cast into the day.
Glimmers…it is still a job, and although it may not be the Best Job, it will suffice while a plan is made to find the Best Job. In the meantime, to choose to be the very best in the current circumstance, while seeking out others who may know just the right person to contact.
Glimmers…the children are generally healthy and happy and quite silly and loud most days. They are the sunshine with their smiles and carefree spirits.
Glimmers…the dog. With all the stuff that accompanies owning a pet, the dog makes the owners laugh at her silly ways. Her morning “doggy yoga” stretches, waiting at the kitchen door for any morsel to drop on the floor or land in her bowl, sleeping the day away, because dogs can do that.
Glimmers…as long as there is breath, there is hope. We lean on those who help us, love us, through our pain. This lifetime is but a brief moment in time. We are promised more…we are promised that the rain will stop. We are promised an endless sun.
“When I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.” Micah 7:8 KJV