We are blessed with wonderful skies in Cornwall. Delicate shades of glorious dawns, hinting at the day to come. Breathtaking sunsets, vividly reminding us of the day we’ve had.
But what about when it dawns, cold grey and damp, still misty air and the feeling that the sky is on top of your head? When your get up and go seems to have got up and gone? When you want to creep back under the covers and wait for the sky to brighten and clouds to lift?
My grandmother used to say “it’ll be brighter later”. Something about the light in the sky changes or there’s an elusive patch of blue sky on the horizon and she was usually right. Living here in Cornwall we often start the day with rain and end it in glorious sunshine. Frustrating if you’re a visitor and don’t know what to do for the best!
In the midst of the difficulties that life throws at us, the stifling blanket of our problems and sadness on top of us, we feel like throwing in the towel, ready to throw something at anyone who dares tell us it will be brighter later.
But if we keep looking the light in our sky will change, we will see that patch of blue. Faith is all about hoping for what we cannot see; believing it will come to pass eventually. It’s what and whom we put our faith in that counts. Believing in the One who promises never to leave us or forsake us is a challenge to us, but what have you got to lose?