By Eren Mckay
Filed under Relationship With God
is just pouring.
The weather mirrors my heart.
Oblivious! to my state
The sky is gray
The line of the horizon disappears amongst such rain.
And I await………
|The SUN!!!! Comes out from behind that marred horizon
and shines! Shines such light!!!!
|It dries all these waters
And I drown no more……
And I await……
by Eren Mckay
I was very sad as I looked out my window yesterday and it began to rain. I already felt like the sadness was drowning me so the rain just reflected my inner storm.
In this poem the rain represents the inner turmoil- the sadness- which makes us not able to see clearly- everything is gray.
“And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house…”
The Marred Horizon….
I live in an apartment on the 12th floor overlooking the ocean. The rain was so strong yesterday that the horizon line was marred. You couldn’t tell the difference between the ocean and the sky. And that reminded me how we can’t see things clearly when we are in the middle of an inner storm. It reminded me how blinded we can become without the light, without the SUN.
In comes the SUN – the solution to all of this – The SUN is symbolizing Christ. We see this in Scripture:
“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth…”
“And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [is] the light thereof.”
Christ symbolizes hope for us- we have hope in His love for us and that is what dries up the rain which represents the sadness.
“But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love”
“But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.”
And I await…. represents the state that I am in waiting for the SUN to shine and get me out of the confusion and sadness. Being certain the SON of God is about to appear and shine His light and dry away the waters. The waters of rainy storms the waters of tears.
This is where many times we falter. While we await. Times of trials and rain and storms are all a part of the test. The test of our faith. How can we be accounted righteous if we have not gone through the testing of our faith?
This is the time period in which we can not yet see but we must hold on and see with the eyes of faith – just as Abraham, Enoch, and others did. They were accounted righteous for their faith.
Testing is a painful but necessary process through which we grow into the maturity that the Lord wants to take us to – if we decide to allow Him to mold and shape us. If we do not allow Him to transform us, all of that suffering will have been in vain.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ.”
Have you ever been in this spot? Where the only thing that keeps you strong in the midst of the storm is the Hope of Christ shining His truth to our souls and just getting us out of it all?
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