Monday, July 14, 2008
Above the Clouds
Have you ever felt like you had an "Eeyore" complex? I feel that way today! I think it could have something to do with having to go to the dentist.....one of my least favorite things in all the world!.....on a Monday morning. Thankfully it was just for a cleaning. Nevertheless, I still got those familiar butterflies in my stomach on the forty-five minute drive to the office. The sun was shining but I felt like I had a cloud hanging over my head!
And I feel old today! Our oldest son was born thirty years ago today. A woman has to be pretty old to have a thirty-year-old child! Just do the math! ha I have gladness of heart because God gave me this child...now a grown man and father...but a little gloominess as to how very fast the years have flown by.
And...because it's Monday I am behind in laundry and dishes. Always happens after the weekends which are always, always hectic and busy! I need a Sabbath rest! The weekends are good....don't get me wrong....but I just always feel overwhelmed on Mondays!
So today I've been feeling akin to Pooh Bear's friend Eeyore who can never see the bright side of anything. That is until I happened to remember this picture I took last week when the thunder was rumbling and the smell of rain was in the air. The storm clouds were dark as could be.....but also in the picture the sun was brightly shining above the clouds.
And in truth, isn't that the way life is? We....or maybe I should say I....have the tendency to look at the dark side of the cloud instead of remembering that there's always a bright shining light from the sun on the other side!
Here is some advice from Scripture to my gloomy, grumpy Eeyore self today: "Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God." Psalm 42: 11
Praising Him for loving me....in spite of me!