One year when my kids were young, my parents graciously treated the entire family to a trip to Hawaii. We loved it. We stayed on Maui and swam, surfed, and had a great time. We drove up to the top of the volcano on the island one day. I will never forget that experience as long as I live. It was raining when we started our drive up. Part way up, I started to notice that we were even with the clouds. Then before I knew it, we were above the clouds, and it was absolutely beautiful up there. The sun was shining where it had been hidden below by all of the clouds. I can truly say that that trip to the volcano crater was one of the most spiritual experiences that I have ever had. God spoke to me that day and made me realize that the trip up was a picture of my life. Most of the time, I live below the clouds. I live in the rain, mist, muck, and dreary aspects of life, but what I need to remember is that no matter what is going on, the sun (Son)
is still shining above those clouds. God is on his thrown every day of my life- why to I not acknowledge that every day?
This morning Dr T called when he got to work. He said, “You need to get in your car and drive to the end of the Mesa and look off because we are living above the clouds right now. The town down below us is covered in clouds and can’t see the sun. But the sun is shining for us. We can look down on the clouds.” I went out and took these pictures and remembered that experience all those years ago at the crater on Maui. It was a beautiful experience then, and I had a beautiful experience today.
I want to live my life above the clouds- to have God’s perspective every day!! It shouldn’t really be that hard. Why do I make it be?