Cloud Cover

Every morning as I pray I sit looking up at the sky. By turning my eyes heavenwards I helps me to concentrate on God and not on earthly things. My mind is so easily distracted that I need this prompt.

Yesterday the sky was a vivid blue which led to a warm sunny day. This morning the sky is overcast and grey and a gentle rain is falling. I’m sure it’s not scientifically correct but I felt as if the world was clothed in a protective blanket. (although I expect the sun was probably shining in Africa or even Manchester!)

I had a feeling of protection and safety. I know that God is present in rain or shine, but my feeling this morning was one of sanctuary and security. The psalmist knew this feeling only too well. God was his rock and hiding place. Therefore I was reminded once again of God’s love and started the day rejoicing in spite of the rain.