It’s raining here. Usually we just get a drop or two, but right now it is pouring. Saw the coolest sight on the way home this morning. Big, gray, heavy clouds covered the entire sky, except for one little spot above my home. I couldn’t find my camera before it went away, but right above me was a spot of clear blue sky. Silver lined storm clouds opened up just enough to see all the way up to the clearest blue sky.
Looking for miracles, my thought was this. We know that God is an unchanging God. Yet some days we look at life and all we see are storm clouds and we think to ourselves, that’s not the God I expect. Just because there are storm clouds, thunder, lightening, and rain, doesn’t mean that just above them we don’t have the same, unchanging, constant blue sky. I think pilots see this phenomenon all the time, but it was fun to see a tiny piece of blue above my home today.
Driving home from Logan we realized that with our old cars we had made another major mistake. My car had no air conditioning. It wasn’t an issue in Logan or on short trips around home. Unfortunately, on this trip we were heading home to 100 degree weather in the heat of the afternoon for several hours with only one driver in the car (and I HATE driving distances anyway.) We ended up stopping every hour or so to prevent dehydration, fatigued driving, and heat stroke. I was getting very tired and having a harder and harder time driving. It was getting later and later and I just needed to get home. I needed the sun to go down, but it was still a few hours from sunset. We stopped for dinner and played in the sprinklers, but I was still hot and tired. As I drove the next stretch I noticed that our partially cloudy sky was doing something rather odd. The few clouds that were in the sky all gathered in one spot. They gathered so thickly in front of the sun that the sun became a dull red circle that was actually quite dramatic to look at. The clouds gathered in front of the setting sun, and covered it all the way down until it dropped below the horizon. Sunset that night was a thick cover of clouds directing the sun in a bright red pathway.
Just a few clouds in exactly the right spot. Just a few degrees cooler at just the time I needed a little bit of heat relief. Could be coincidence but it was a major help in getting me home safely. I’ll consider moving the clouds a full miracle. I think I could have easily missed that help from above – except that bright red sun/cloud was absolutely stunning. I wish I had taken a picture. Next time I will.