It’s late November and we are entering the cloudy and dark days here in the Midwest. In San Francisco, where my daughter lives, the most frequent forecast is “overcast and foggy.” Even my son, in sunny Tucson, has his monsoon seasons. No human life is without “cloudy and dark.” It descends in times of grief, marital struggles, loss of meaningful work, health challenges and natural disasters. In such times, we seem to lose touch with our principles, our guiding lights. We may wonder, “Where is God?” We scuttle into corners of fear and despair.
The Lord is coming; we are not forgotten! Ever! Like a shepherd, he tends his sheep. We are only temporarily lost. He comes to rescue us and to invite us back into the light of his love. The clouds will part; the wounds will heal, the challenges will untangle, and new opportunities will unfold. Be on the lookout for the shepherd who is coming to you today!
- Jennifer Christ
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