I love early mornings at my desk in the room facing west on our upper level. I have taken scores of sky pictures from the windows in this room.
It is dark on the mornings I sit there with my Bible open. But always the sun eventually rises, later this time of year.
Yesterday the view outside those windows matched my heart.
The sky laden with clouds.
Aaron had a seizure a couple hours earlier. His seizures have been more frequent lately and I wonder why. Will this mean an increase in one of his seizure drugs and then all that goes along with that?
Our son 10 hours away tested positive for COVID this week. When it went to his chest, I wanted to be near him in the way that only a mother understands. Then he got the call that he was furloughed from his job.
And he can’t join us for Thanksgiving.
We plan to travel to our daughter’s for Thanksgiving. Should we go? The virus, you know.
Even the partial early Christmas decorating I’ve done this week doesn’t create the needed cheer in my heart.
But I read Psalm 24:1-2:
“The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains; the world and those who dwell in it. For He has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.”
The sun DID rise, obscured by clouds though it was.
God has an order to this world He created. He’s promised that to us.
“While the earth remains,
Seedtime and harvest,
And cold and heat,
And summer and winter,
And day and night,
Shall not cease.” (Genesis 8:22)
God also has an order to my life.
I am not a pawn to random chance or karma, but I am under the steadfast and certain predictability of the God Who created this world, and all that is in it.
I prefer this sunrise:
And this sunset:
But I trust the God Who holds this world together (Colossians 1:17).
Whatever the news, national or personal, I am certain that God is in charge.
I don’t know or even understand His plan.
But I’m not to trust the plan.
I’m to trust the Planner.
So I will…through heavy clouds or blue skies.
Sunrise and sunset will not cease. And neither will the loving control and care of the God behind it all.