In one of our services the other day, our friend Jamey made the statement, "It's always clear above the clouds."
Jamey was talking about how the view is always clear when one is flying and reaches an altitude above the clouds, but I was struck with how applicable it is for each of our lives, flying or not.
The book of Job tells us "Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward," (Job 5:7.) Or as the old preacher used to say, "Trouble's a-coming." We will all face troubles, fears, turmoil in our lives. The question is, will we choose to live under the rain-cloud, or above the clouds?
If we are Christians, we know that we have a refuge beyond the clouds, we have a safe-haven where we can run and be safe. The Lord is our "very present help in trouble." We can choose to live there, above the clouds, or we can choose to continue in our sorrow, our turmoil and strife, under the clouds. It is not a matter of location, it is a matter of faith.
When the troubles come where will we be found? The life of faith calls us to a life above the clouds, where it is always clear.