It seems odd to wish for a cloud. Most wish for sunshine. The sunshine is refreshing and full of vitamins to get you moving. Sunshine helps plants to grow and generally helps to put a smile on our face. It lifts our spirits and soothes our soul. Everything seems a little better when the sun shines bright. So why would anyone wish for a cloud?
I find myself sitting outside today soaking up the sunshine as I work. It is a beautiful day that I am most grateful to enjoy. I cannot complain, except that when the sun is shining directly on me, it is hot. So here I am, wishing for a cloud. I don’t need a big cloud, just a momentary break from the sun. I gaze into the sky, eyes half open, trying to find when the next cloud might roll by. I squint at the brightness but get excited at the prospect. When it happens, that small cloud floating by, it brings a sweet breeze that fills my lungs and offers a brief but valuable reprieve. I guess I am grateful for both, then. I wouldn’t know how powerful and important the sun was with having days full of rays. I also wouldn’t know the relief of a cloud either.
Today, I am simply grateful. I am grateful for the day that God has given. I am grateful for the sun, the clouds, and if he decides, any rain that may fall. I am grateful for the beauty of the earth, the sun by day and the moon by night. I am grateful. May your day be filled with lots of sunshine…and a few small clouds. May you find joy in the gratitude of this day. May God smile on you with his rays.
1 I lift up my eyes to the hills—
from where will my help come?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
4 He who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is your shade at your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
8 The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time on and forevermore.
I sure do love these daily devotions