Today was a typical fall day, as far as weather is concerned in the Pacific Northwest. We had rain (sometimes heavy and sometimes light), clouds (dark and light), and sunshine which was quite bright at times. This pattern repeated itself numerous times.
Days like these are a reminder that life is not made up of only sunshine, only clouds, or only rain. Every life has a mixture of all three, sometimes at the same time or in the same day. As it has been said, a life made up of nothing but sunshine becomes a desert. Rain and clouds bring growth and sustenance. We need all three, even though we don’t like it. God, in His providence, graciously gives us exactly what we need, whether it be sunshine, clouds, or rain – sometimes all three in the same day.