A menacing dark cloud hovering
Promising a deluge
Promising a cleansing
Promising to wash away what no longer serves
Blue skies waiting above the clouds
Never wavering, always there
When the whole world is bathed in gray
The sun and sky wait patiently, brilliantly
The clouds will eventually part, spent of their tears
And the sun that never left will be seen in all its glory once again.
It is so easy when things look bad to only see the darkness, the gray, the lack of light. To find it hard to imagine that the blue sky is just above the clouds on gray and rainy days. Anyone who has flown on a rainy day has seen it though. They’ve risen above the clouds into the bright waiting sky. That is what we need to remember when things seem dark and helpless. The clouds will eventually part. The rain will end. The wind will calm. No storm last forever, but without the rain, we would never see the rainbow.