Tuesday, February 2, 2010


During the long season of drought, I promised myself that I would never, ever complain about rain again, and I meant it. I have kept that promise, but I will admit that a string of dark, dreary days can make me feel a little down.

We had had a particularly gloomy day - slate gray sky, cold wind, and rain. It was so dark we needed the lights on in the middle of the day. It was hard not to long for the sun to shine.

During the night the wind picked up, blowing away the clouds and moisture leaving blue skies and sunshine in their place. I was going about the usual morning routine, walking from the counter to the little table my husband had made many years ago with napkins and silverware when I was brought up short.

The smell of brewing coffee filled the air, the heater hummed making the kitchen warm and cozy, and a shaft of sunlight fell across the table. It was as though that gentle stream of light went straight to my heart warming it with the goodness of a Father who loves us so well.

The storms will come, but He is there. He promises to walk with us and to bring us through to greater blessing. There is always grace in the storm and sunlight on the other side.

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Donnetta said...

Our thoughts and minds appear to be settled on similar things this morning as I have posted about God's grace and gifts that only come with storms.

Blessings on your warming, sunlit day.

Anonymous said...

i like that bit of sun after a grey day too.

Carole Burant said...

I think that's why I don't really care for January over here, way too many dark cloudy days and not enough sunlight. We're only in the second day of February and yet we've had 2 days of sunshine so hopefully it will continue like that! lol Only 18F here again today BUT we got sun:-) xoxo

grammy said...

I like that. You and i are alike in that. I find comfort in little things that other people might overlook. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Grace in the storm (o:
Thank heavens for the sunshine on the other side.

Sandy said...

There's nothing like feeling the presence
of the SON shining upon us after a time of
darkness of any kind.
Be blessed!

Maria said...

Oh I love your last sentence, Linda~ such a lovely thought to keep close to the heart ♥
The smell of brewing coffee will get me every time~
smiles ~ Maria

Diane@Diane's Place said...

A little ray of sunshine arrived at my door today via FedEx - my grill/waffle maker came today!

I thank God for the blessing of dear friends and His provision for me, and I thank you for being His willing vessel, dear Linda. :o)

Love and hugs,


Elizabeth Dianne said...

The flowers are beautiful and I'm glad you got some sunshine. Thanks for sharing it with us.


eph2810 said...

Ah, what a wonderful refreshment for the soul after a long, hard-worked day, Linda. Thank you for sharing.
BTW - we had a lot of rain here in AZ this winter.

Love & peace,

Susanne said...

Knowing God walks through our storms with us is priceless. Thanks for the reminder.

Deidra said...

It's so amazing how a little glimpse of sunlight...or Son-light...can change everything. Absolutely everything.

christy rose said...

"There is always grace in the storm and sunlight on the other side." What a beautiful perspective! :)

Maxine said...

Always grace in the storm. I will definitely try to remember that. I'll try to remember the sunlight which is on the other side. As the previous commenter said, that is indeed a beautiful perspective.

elizabeth said...

Such a beautiful image you wrote.