Daily D – Psalm 104:2-4
Psalm 104:2-4 The Lord wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters. He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind. He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants.
Psalms 104:2-4 NIV
O my soul, bless God! God, my God, how great you are! beautifully, gloriously robed, Dressed up in sunshine, and all heaven stretched out for your tent. You built your palace on the ocean deeps, made a chariot out of clouds and took off on wind-wings. You commandeered winds as messengers, appointed fire and flame as ambassadors.
Psalms 104:1-4 MSG
It’s a sunless Saturday morning here in Marble Falls. It looks like rain. Rain is good and welcome this time of year. Of course, in most of Texas, rain is welcome just about any time of year.
Many years ago, an accomplished college athlete who became a minister told his story to a group of students at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. He married his sweetheart and they enjoyed the goodness of their early adult years. Life was full of joy.
Long story short, she became ill and died. Grief, as it is with the loss of all of our dearest loved ones, consumed him. In that season he heard a statement that shifted his grief. It did not eliminate his grief. It did not make his grief easier to endure. It did, however, alter his perspective.
This coach looked at us and said, “It may be raining here, but the sun is shining somewhere.”
Today may be one of those Spring days full of sunshine and wildflowers for you. Enjoy every glorious moment to the fullest. Thank God for such life-affirming days.
Today may be one of those Spring days full of clouds and thunderstorms literal or metaphorical.
Whether this is a sad day or a glad day, it’s a good day to commit to memory the truth stated above: It may be raining here, but the sun is shining somewhere.
Stephen Covey in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People says we should carry our weather around within us. This simple statement helps us do that. We have known hard times before. We will know them again. Weeping sometimes lasts all night long. Even so, there is the promise of a morning where joy dawns with the rising sun.
What weather will you carry within you today?
Cloudy days make the sunshine more welcome and lovely upon its return.
On your next cloudy day, hold within you those golden memories of sunshine and wildflowers. Remember, it may be raining where you are, but the sun is shining somewhere.
I will celebrate sunny days when the rain seems to last forever.
Our Father, one day all sorrow will cease. Thank you. Today is probably not that day. Bless us in seasons of grief with memories of grace so amazing, beauty so true, love so real. Remind us as often as necessary that loss is time-limited. Grief has an expiration date. Joy endures forever. Awaken our hearts to this wonder. Amen.
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Psalm 32:7-9 For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory. Interlude The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. Do not be like a senseless horse or mule that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control.”
Exodus 39:42, 43 So the people of Israel followed all of the Lord’s instructions to Moses. Then Moses inspected all their work. When he found it had been done just as the Lord had commanded him, he blessed them.
Exodus 33:13 “If it is true that you look favorably on me, let me know your ways so I may understand you more fully and continue to enjoy your favor. And remember that this nation is your very own people.”
Exodus 31:1-5 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Look, I have specifically chosen Bezalel son of Uri, grandson of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. I have filled him with the Spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, ability, and expertise in all kinds of crafts. He is a master craftsman, expert in working with gold, silver, and bronze. He is skilled in engraving and mounting gemstones and in carving wood. He is a master at every craft!”