Hey friends, how are you today? How was your weekend? What kind of day are you experiencing today? In my neck of the woods, dark, dreary, damp, dismal, depressing are perfect descriptions of our day. It’s overcast and rainy and although our temperature began at 64°, it will plummet throughout the day to a miser 52°. ‘Sweater weather’ is here to stay, and I don’t mind at all. The meteorologist reminded us that our rainfall total was apparently far below normal, so there should be no moaning because this rain is necessary.
I actually do enjoy days like these, from the inside looking out, obviously; the hair darlings! The hair! Can’t get the hair wet, except on the days, when I intentionally want to get it wet (that’s on wash days, of course). Anyway, I digress, cloudy, rainy, misty days encourage cuddles and snuggles, they support hot cocoa, hot clam chowder and Netflix or a good romance novel. But then, if you’re outside and get caught in the rain, then days like these tell a very different story.
Such is life isn’t it? For some the rain brings pleasure, while for others, it offers nothing but sorrow. Perhaps we need to change our perspective, mayharps, we need to see things differently. It’s difficult to be happy during desolate, daunting, discouraging, disappointing days. Isn’t it distressing how many ‘d’ words describe the same mood?
For some 2020 has brought nothing, but pain and sorrow and although nine months have gone by, some are still in the month of March. On the other hand, for others, 2020 has been just what the doctor ordered. They’ve used this time to draw closer to the Lord and to their family. The time has been used to perhaps save marriages and bond with kids.
Believe it or not, trials and tribulations and testings is no respecter of persons. Be you rich or poor, fat or skinny, black or white, tall or short, young or old, Christian or not, everyone, on more than one occasion will experience difficult days.
Days like these have been sent our way to serve a purpose. We’ve been called to trust the Lord, to believe in what we can’t see, to hope for promises to be fulfilled. To be; to remain in the state of joyfulness, though our circumstances may seem dire. I can choose to sing in the sing, or moan and whine in the rain, neither will change the fact that it’s raining, and I can do nothing about that. What I have control over is my attitude towards the rain. Shall I sing? Shall I moan? If I choose to moan, how am I different from those who do not know the Lord?
They too will experience dark days, who will comfort their hearts? Who will stand with them? Who can take away the pain and also accept the cares of this world? We know Someone. He is bigger and stronger than our problems, He is Wiser than our issues, and He loves us; oh, how He loves us. We know that in our heads, we have proof of that in our lives, we just have to remember that in the desperate days.
Perhaps on days like these, we can be an example to those who need a Savior. Perhaps on days on like these, our testimony will lead others to know about our Lord. After all, life isn’t just about us, is it?
Shall we sing together, Gene Kelly’s Singin’ in the Rain?
I’m singin’ in the rain
Just singin’ in the rain
What a glorious feeling
I’m happy again.
I’m laughing at clouds.
So dark up above,
The sun’s in my heart
And I’m ready for love.