Shining On A Rainy Day

Yup.  It’s raining.  My paper’s still in the driveway and wet, so here I sit chatting with you and drinking coffee without the paper.  It’s Mom’s 83rd birthday today and I planned some “out and about” things today, but the skies are bleak and gray and there’s a promise of a return of yesterday’s bad storms both today and tomorrow.  They’ve said “avoid travel until the storms pass . . .”

We do try to avoid storms, yet they find us don’t they?  Still, as I was waiting in the cafe at the front of a store with a ton of other shoppers yesterday, we were taken by surprise by it.  We sipped sweet tea or lemonade and waited.  We saw a pause between the drops and ran to our cars laughing.  We drove a short way and ‘WAM’ the storm was lurking there awaiting us. 

As we arrived safely at our destinations weather or not, the focus of our attention on the storm shifted to relief as we laughingly ran into the shelter awaiting us.  This is what our Lord desires us to do.  We weather the storm knowing He’s in it with us, will calm the storm, and has His welcoming arms waiting for us to run into when our focus shifts from storm to Sonshine. 

Anyone can reflect His light on a sunny day, but we are called to do so at all times . . . weather or not.  Who’s with me? 

““You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and

glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14,16 NIV




5 Responses to Shining On A Rainy Day

  1. loopyloo305 says:

    I have nominated you for the Very Inspired Blogger Award. You can pick it up with the instructions at


  2. Caddo Veil says:

    Count me in, Martha!! And a very happy birthday to your mom! God bless you both–love, Caddy


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