on days like this, when you go to bed and it’s raining outside, and you wake up only to find that it’s still raining, it’s easy to feel like that’s how it’s always been. like this is how it’s always going to be. it can become tough to remember when it was actually sunny outside. at least, that’s how it is for me, on days like this.
the truth, of course, is that it hasn’t always been this way. the truth is that there are sunny days ahead. and once those sunny days are here, these misty, rainy, wet and dreary days will be a thing of the past. the sun will be so bright and warm and comforting that the rain will seem like a bad dream. the roles will be reversed, and it’ll actually be hard to imagine living so many consecutive days in the darkness, in the rain.
the rain can become so overwhelming sometimes. the darkness. the dreariness. and it’s at these times that my heart aches for the lightness, for the warmth of the sun.
an eternal perspective
i can’t help but feel like it’s days like this that are there to remind me of my eternal perspective. or, what should be an eternal perspective.
it’s so easy for me to get caught up in the day-to-day busyness of my schedule and lose sight of the eternal. it’s so easy to place my worth, my time and my perspective on the things of this world. and, if this was all there was to life (you live, you die, end of story), then that wouldn’t be such a bad thing. then my focus should be on the things of this world.
a thing of the past
but, if that’s not how it is, if the end of this life isn’t the end of us, then my perspective must be on things beyond this life. i must remember that it’s not always going to be this way (no matter how long, dark and dreary the days seem to be). i must remember that the rain will soon be a thing of the past, that there is a light ahead, and that’s what i must run after.