I love summer; I enjoy the sun and the weather, and just everything about it. It’s as if life is easier to handle when you are sitting on your patio cooking on the barbecue and enjoying a nice cold beverage.
If you are like most people, during the winter, when the sun seems to stop shining and it’s dreary and cold, you might become worn out and start dragging your feet. But when we do get that moment of sunshine, we feel invigorated and refreshed. I know that is how I am.
Life can be like that, where so much stuff is going on we begin to feel like we are caught in winter or a storm. I know it is times like these that I may not want to get out of bed in the morning. We seem to lose sight of any hope.
It is times like these that I realize just how much my saviour Jesus Christ gives me hope. He is like the sun on a dreary day. He renews and refreshes me and picks me up, just as the sun does after bad weather.
How truly blessed are we to have someone who gives us the hope to keep moving forward despite all the “bad weather” of life!
Published in Delta Optimist July 13 2012