Four days ago, my website went down suddenly and without explanation. Two days ago, my computer hard drive crashed-and-burned for the second time in less than four months, with replacement the only option. Yesterday, I discovered that I was in Vermont attempting to make a purchase at Kuwait Airways…. or actually, that my debit/credit card information had been stolen.
And to top it all off, it’s been rainy and dreary for days.
Doesn’t sound like a very nice week, does it?
But you know what… I am reminded of something that I realized while on a trip to LA with my husband a few months ago. As we winged our way to California on an early morning flight, I noticed something that I had never thought about before. Even though the ground was obscured by clouds, from our vantage point at 30,000 feet we could easily see the brilliant rays of the rising sun.
Even on a cloudy day, the sun is still shining above the clouds.
That truth parallels an even more powerful one:
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Even when we don’t sense him, he’s there.
My website was up and running the next morning with nothing lost. Apple Care is covering my computer repairs, and “Time Machine” is keeping my data safe and secure while I wait. Wells Fargo immediately took care of my debit/credit card situation and restored by peace of mind. And the rain? Well, I don’t really mind the rain. Especially when I know that the sun is still shining, even when I can’t see it.