Monday, March 31, 2008


Today was gray! Dull! Lifeless! Lacking vitality! The kind of day when you’d rather sleep than be outside…or look outside.

A suicide sky! No trace of the sun! Nothing! Just a wet, muddy, chilled-to-the-bone, damp existence!

How does anyone rise about this soupy, insipid stuff? A cold porridge kind of day. Imagine 365 days of this. I can’t.

Hope reigns supreme on these days. Hope that the sun will peak through…maybe tomorrow. Perhaps a bird will grace us with a song. Maybe a crocus will crack through the traces of snow and declare that spring actually IS here.

Life without hope must be unbearable. But we do have hope! Our tomorrows may not always be bathed in sunlight but the Son has arisen in our hearts and He can dispel the gray.



  1. I love days like that ... seriously!! I know I'm definitely one of the few though. I think it's partly because they seem to hold a lot of intrigue, like most of the world is in a slumber. It makes me want to get out and explore, see what else could be poking around in the gloom ... *shrug*

    Anyway, at least when more of those days come along you can be glad to know some people are enjoying it, right? :)

  2. that was beautiful! God has gifted you sir. You are a painter with words.

    Thanks for thinking of my Nathan in Pilgrim Pals!

  3. At least it's not pouring a dog-walker I appreciate cloudy DRY days because I can still walk without getting drenched! I often feel a little under the weather (no pun intended) after getting wet in the fall/winter from rain. I get soaked in the summer all the time--that's fun! Yes, thank God for the Hope we have...there's a verse about that...Here's a few I jus found by searching...

    1 Pet 1:21
    21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

    Col 1:5
    5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;

    Rom 15:13
    13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

    God bless you,