Monday, September 20, 2010
I Can See Clearly Now
My eighteen year old got his first pair of glasses on Saturday.
His reaction was just what I hoped it would be.
"Look! Blades of grass! I can see individual leaves on that tree! I can't believe what I've been missing!"
It got me singing this song...
And it got me thinking of the time I taught the words to my kids.
We were living in France then and the kids loved the song. I remember one morning when the sun came out from behind the clouds on our way to school. There we were, driving down Cours Sablon, the whole car singing:
I can see clearly now, the rain is gone,
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It's gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
I do love that song.
I've gotta sing a little more.
I think I can make it now, the pain is gone
All of the bad feelings have disappeared
Here is the rainbow I've been prayin' for
It's gonna be a bright, bright, bright
I looked at the weather report this morning and sure enough, there will be nothin' but blue skies
heading our way this week, with temps in the upper eighties and low nineties.
But I know that with many of us, maybe including myself, we'll still have rain to deal with. We'll still have dark clouds overhead and obstacles that stand in our way.
We can see clearly, but they're still there.
Today I'm thankful that even when we're standing in the rainstorm with no sun in sight, even when the dark cloud seems to follow us around, God promises to stand with us.
We are not alone.
It's a hopeful thing!
Have a wonder-full Monday, y'all!
Eyeglass photo by Mr. T in DC, creative commons
Rainy day photo by Alyssa L. Miller, creative commons