Cold and gray

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No sign of spring

Today was a day that needed some sunshine, but the weather was no help.

Ever have one of those days that just seemed gray and gloomy from the start?  Today, dear reader, was such a day for yours truly.

I must tell you, first and foremost, that there was no event in my life that gave cause to such as state of being.  No, I am enormously blessed to have a loving family, a devoted wife, and a most amazing job that is truly a vocation.  Yet when I opened my eyes this morning, things were most definitely gray.

I wish I could pinpoint why this happened, but there is no rhyme or reason to it.  The weather was deceptively abrasive, because looking out the window before leaving for work gave all the appearance of a warm sunny day. Alas, twas not to be.  I am convinced that some days are just like that, gray and cloudy in the soul, and after a good night of sleep, I will feel better in the morning.

Thanks be to God for his many gifts, including the gift of feeling gray.  The grey skies and dark, leafless branches above hold great potential.  A few weeks from now, as they awaken from their good night’s sleep, the boughs will grow heavy with leaves and spring will once again present itself to us.  It is natural, and right, and it never fails us.  As I look forward to the green of new life in the trees, so I look forward to the new spirit in me.

Most of all, though, I look forward to the life that sprung forth from the tomb all those years ago, that life that still guides and loves us today.  In you, Lord, is our hope, and our hope is not in vain.

Goodnight, dear reader.  I await the sun, and the Son.

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