Wednesday, November 18, 2015

When Clouds Are Never Just Clouds






































I have a profound cloud fetish. More often than not I tilt my tablet up and take many pictures of the sky, in particular, the clouds.

Why?

The sky and the clouds are an ever changing, moody, tapestry of colours and shapes. I find cloud watching fascinating.

I can look in one direction and view a sky promising a bright and glorious day. Then, when I turn in the opposite direction, I peer at a gray sky with dark clouds swooping down, heavy laden with rain. 

I guess I'm not the only one who likes to look up. 

David wrote in Psalm 19:1 (NIV) "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." 

The sky, in all of its tremendous glory reminds me of God and His people. 

God is ever present, omnipotent and boundless.  Like the sky, stretching out endlessly before us. In our perception we seem to only have a microscopic glimpse of Him. Small parts, the bits and pieces which we can immediately see. 

Yet, there is so much more to God, like the expanse of the sky which stretches far beyond what we can view. If you have ever had an opportunity to see a prairie sky than you know how vast the sky appears over the flat land. It goes on and on. Like God; limitless.

The ever changing, weather-inducing sky reminds me of people and of me. Our emotions can change as rapidly as the sky and the weather. Life can throw us some tough twists and turns, along with joy and delight so our moodiness is understandable. 

I remember as a teen, riding the school bus home and I commented on the clouds. A friend, sitting beside me looked out the window, searching for a plow in  the fields we passed. "No, look at the clouds, they're so remarkable." 

"They're just clouds, Jenny!" was her response. 

To me, clouds are never just clouds.

Your turn. Do you have a cloud fetish? Feel free to leave a comment.  

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