what would you use to describe incredible power and might? What first comes to my mind is a dramatic thunderstorm – like only the good folks of Pretoria understand. Even before the skies open up, you can feel the electricity in the air. The skies darken, clouds gather – warning that something fantastic is about to happen.
The different waves are an apt metaphor for life. There are times when life goes smoothly. We feel the blessing of the early morning sunshine and all seems well. Life moves in a gentle rhythm; backward and forwards. And then there are times when we face dark skies, black clouds, and huge waves; all appearing to be intent on overwhelming us.
At the start of this New Year, I am excited about all the possibilities that lie ahead for me. At the same time, I can’t help but ponder the events of the past year and relive some of the disappointments.
“They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified. John 17:16-19
“A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.” – John 16:16