Friday, September 20, 2013

In the Midst of a Storm


Stormy afternoons are not an uncommon occurrence in South Florida during the summer months. During today’s afternoon tempest something struck me. It was pouring down rain, the sky was gloomy and dark, filled with flashes of lightning and the wind was gusting and blustery. Yet even through that unnerving storm, you could still tell it was day. The brightness of the afternoon sun could not be squelched by the temporary storm. In the midst of a storm, the darkness can never cover up the light!

No matter what sad, scary or upsetting circumstance we may be facing, there is always a light in the background that cannot be extinguished. Just like an afternoon thunderstorm, the darkness that we are experiencing will pass.

We must always cling to hope and encourage others that may be facing hard times as much as possible. A compliment to a stranger, a gift to a friendly acquaintance or the expression of love to a family member may be a breath of life that is so desperately needed.

How can you reach down and pull someone up? What simple act of kindness can you show to someone today? How can you help to pass hope on? No one person can do everything but we all can do something!

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it” 
– John 1:5

Michelle Brockman
Jonah’s Place

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