Usually I look out over beautiful green grazing land. The smoke from the farm house chimneys in winter time, speak of warmth and life. At night the occasional head lights of a vehicle returning home.

But mostly all I see from my perspective high on the mountain, are the lush grazing lands, rolling hills and a pair of eagles soaring majestically over the valley.

But this morning my view was different. This morning I look out at clouds! The whole valley is filled with a sea of thick cloud.

And then it occurred to me, that the people in the valley would look up and see only cloud this morning!

They wouldn’t be able to see the sun, yet the sun was still shining!

They wouldn’t be able to see the mountains soaring either side of them, yet they are still there; I know- I’m sitting here!

All they would be able to see would be thick cloud cover.

The sun was still shining; the sky was still blue; higher ground was right beside them; there was just something obscuring their view!

A few points I observed this morning:

Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist!

How many times in life does the ‘cloud’ of circumstance obscure our view?! We look all around us and seem to be surrounded by whatever is hemming us in! For all accounts it seems like ‘a miserable day’!

But…if we can get to higher ground, we will see the sun is still shining above our circumstance.

There is still hope of sunshine tomorrow.

“His mercies are new every morning.” 

Lamentations 3:23

“I (God) will never leave you or forsake you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6