Spiritual Life Coaching – Sun and Shade
Today is a beautiful sunny day and people have their spirits up (only to be dashed with possible thunderstorms tonight) and I was thinking of that great Psalm of David:
“The sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon at night.” Psalm 121:6
They didn’t have many thunderstorms in the middle east. Then of course there is that great verse from Isaiah:
“They will neither hunger nor thirst.
The searing sun will not reach them anymore.
For the Lord in his mercy will lead them;
he will lead them beside cool waters.” Is 49:10
Weather is a fickle thing but the love of God is not. If we could only love like that and be friends like that. I heard someone gossiping the other day about a decision that was made at their church – complaint, complaint, complaint. That’s how some people get along in life – they would be incomplete without complaints. What good did it do? Like the weather people’s moods and actions swing. As the old saying goes, wait an hour and the weather will change – so do moods.
God offers a different way to live and co-exist. I have really hated the extreme bullying and personal attacks of the campaign this year. Again the weather analogy will hold true. Public civility may be a thing of the past. Don’t even get me started on Facebook and Twitter. What God offers is a calmer weather pattern to life. As Christ-followers we can model that in how we deal with each other and those who have fair-weather faith or no faith at all. Be the change that God wants.