His Faithful Presence

The light outside her window calmed her fears.

Posted in , Jun 4, 2010

“You are my lamp, O Lord; the Lord turns my darkness into light.”—Samuel 22:29

Peering through the window next to my seat, I watched the rain slice the jet's wings as we surged upward into thick gray clouds.

Depression seemed to close in around me, as dark and menacing as the storm outside. I had been called to come home and help tend my mother, who was very sick. I was anxious about what the next few days might bring; in fact, I feared the worst. With a sigh I turned from the window and began to pray.

At that moment, bright beams of light began to dance over the seats in front of me. Startled, I looked through the window and discovered that the plane had risen high above the storm and emerged into a clear, sparkling landscape of blue sky and fleecy white clouds.

Surely my Father had chosen this moment to send this magnificent reminder that His love shines constantly upon us, an ever-faithful Presence.

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