A journey. A destination. A moment in time. The view from my window reveals hope.
It was raining. Smoky clouds hovered low, just above the valleys and ridges of the mountains. The journey was darkened. The mood was darkened.
The road was busy with travelers going somewhere. We were headed somewhere. I was headed somewhere.
Rain, but not to much. But still, it dampened my hope of watching the sunrise and enjoying the views on the journey. I longed to point out the amazing sites to my husband and children as we traveled. I hoped they would enjoy the journey too.
Round and round and up and down the road travels through the mountains and valleys. Seconds go by, minutes go by, hours go by. Precious moments on the journey. But rain and clouds cause the journey to be darkened. Speed as we travel causes the view to be blurred.
The journey is like life. Somedays are cloudy. Somedays have rain. Some days the view is hard to appreciate. Somedays I see clearly. Somedays I rejoice.
The journey forges ahead. Where are we headed? Where does this road take us to? Are all these travelers headed to the same place?
Then the rain stopped. The sky was a beautiful blue. My view improved, and I could see a lot more of my surroundings. The white pillowy clouds stood out in contrast to the blue sky. Some clouds still hovered above the valleys, not wanting to give way to the sun.
Soon though it was bright as the rain faded and the day lit up the sky. Mountains rose high above the valleys below. We were able to enjoy the view for a time.
Until we entered a dark tunnel. The road goes through a tunnel. The road goes through this mountain, not above it, or around it as it did before. This time, we must go through.
Much like life. It is bright and cheery until a crisis happens. Until a life event happens. Then you find yourself going through it, closed in, and unable to turn to the right or left. Only forward or backward can you go. But better not go backward, or you might crash as other travelers are going fast on the same road. No, backward is not the right answer. Forward is the way. Forward through the scary dark moments to reach the other side.
Everything changes in the darkness. Darkness distorts the eyes and the color of the day. Who knows if it is night or day. So deep in the base of the mountain, inside the earth, it is dark, and all knowing of day or night or seasons is removed.
As you leave the tunnel, the light is much brighter than previously thought. Coming out of the darkness and into the light is a major event. It changes your perception. Yes, it is life changing.
Everything is magnificat. Things you didn’t notice before, now seem special. Things that once seemed important, now don’t seem that significant.
Life tastes sweeter as you advance on the journey. Moments are precious, victories are memorable, life is valuable.
The huge sky above, and the huge river below speak of a special creator. Intelligent in its form and design. How did it come to be, a sky and a river?
The tall mountain peeks that reach to the sky know who created them. Why does man not understand what he sees?
The gorges and valleys in between speak of an amazing creator who is interesting, tender, and kind. Who could have created such balance and beauty?
Who is this creator? Who engineered all of this to function in unison, in harmony with every element around it? Who is this artist that used heaven and earth as his canvas? Who could have created such a glorious place for us to dwell?
The whole earth speaks of his glory. The whole earth testifies of his majesty.
The one who owns a cattle on a thousand hills. Jeshua. Jehovah Jiirah. The Alpha and Omega. My provider. My healer. My comforter. My deliverer. My creator.
He travels with me on this journey. He awaits my arrival at an appointed time that only he knows. Until I get there, he travels each day, each place, each precious moment with me.
He travels with all of us, on this journey, on this road of life. He is along through the crisis and tunnels, through the mundane, and the victories. He speaks to us through his marvelous creation. He speaks to us through his word spoken to the prophets of yesterday and today. He writes his word on our hearts.
He awaits for us to accept him. He awaits for us to accept his love. If we reject him, the rocks and all creation will testify against us and will praise him in our place. We were created for him. We were created by him. We were created to bring him glory in the place we dwell. He asks us to accept him as our God, accept his son Jesus, and bring him glory with our life on this journey, so that others can know him too.
Here are some wonderful verses from God’s word for you to ponder as you look through the window and view the journey of your life.
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’ ”
to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’
2 Corinthians 4:4
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
1 Thessalonians 5:5
You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ ; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”
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