Today it rained hard. We watched from inside a restaurant, waiting for the rain to slow down a little before going to the car. It all looked awfully dreary, especially when a biker came by lost in the downpour. I couldn’t imagine being him.
When at last we drove out onto the street, I caught a picture of the rain. (See below.) It fascinated me. I suddenly saw the downpour from a new perspective–indeed, I saw life from a new perspective.
Look at the picture.
Often in life, the sun is present but very hard to feel. We become lost in a darkness fogging out those things familiar to us, like street lights and clouds. All we see is the rain, but if we really learn to perceive things, rain can be a treat for the thirsty soul.
In this manner, trials are not necessarily ugly. We must know to look for beauty.
This photo could also represent leaving behind the familiar in search of the new. There’s more to life than the tiny homes we live in; shifting our focus will make it more interesting. See how every raindrop is different in shape, size, and lighting? They still reflect some of what we know, but distort it to different shapes. The same, yet not.
Readers, we live in a world where nothing is ever truly known–there’s always another perspective. Look for it!
Why should we settle for same old, same old? There is no reason to give up on adventure! All it takes is courage. There is no limit to what we can learn–God has given us many paths to take, people to meet, stories to hear, songs to sing, and He opens doors. He listens! How can we ever possibly be bored?
Just go on an adventure, because there’s plenty out there waiting!