I laid awake last night listening to wind buffeting the side of our house. There is something ominous about gusting wind, driving rain, and darkness. Big trees creak behind our home and sometimes I wonder if they'll go kamikaze and remodel my roof for me. I'm reminding of the cliched move line, "it was a dark and stormy night."
Most of us have had nights like that. They can really drag on and there is something about them that makes you feel vulnerable. Perhaps it's because you're laying in bed trying to sleep, or perhaps it's because you have no control over what is happening outside. But you know that whatever happens the sun will rise in the morning. Eventually the winds will subside. And the rain will stop...unless you live in Oregon!
Our lives are like this sometimes. The winds howl, the rain beats down, the darkness surrounds us but the Son is coming. Matthew 24:30a-21 says, "And they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he will send out his angels with the mighty blast of a trumpet, and they will gather his chosen ones from all over the world—from the farthest ends of the earth and heaven."
The Son is coming when he arrives the "dark night of the soul" will be abruptly ended and shattered by his glorious presence. So let the wind blow. Let the rain come. Look fiercely into the darkness and say with confidence, "the Son is coming."
Read the Bible in One Year Plan: Josh 5-8