A Biblical Resemblance

by stewart

In the part of the US where I live, this summer, it seems as if it has rained just about every day. Going weeks without sun; probably setting weather records of sorts. After awhile, all this rain, wind and darkness gets on my nerves and stimulates my fear response; wondering if we will lose electrical power, again, which is essential to our way of life. Also as I age, I develop aches and pains from all the dampness and humidity. The gloominess of the weather, coupled with life’s daily worries makes for a long tiring day; wondering when/if these problems will ease.

In Noah’s time, for the flood survivors it stormed for 40 days/nights, they probably worried the rain, darkness and destruction would finish them. Yes, when in the middle of the tempest it is like that- we wonder if the darkness will end, and if we can make it through the long storm unharmed.

A wise man once told me: ‘when faced with the night it is easy to forget the morn.’

Yet in time, the sun returns and slowly restores order and some of what was lost. That is the nature of things. The Universe is ever changing; evolving upward with multiple opportunities; darkness and light being part of the eternal cycle.

How easily we forget; particularly as we struggle through the long dark night.


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June Black September 2, 2018 at 9:54 pm

You must live in Washington or Oregon. I love rain and cloudy days. I live in Nevada (Mesquite right now) sunny and hot and dry. I love the sound of rain and when growing up my mother would telll me God is washing earth and watering trees and flowers. I see rain as nourishing and cleansing. I would trade places in a heartbeat. Moving to Reno, will cool things down. I miss Lake Tahoe, my most favorite place. I love the mountains around Reno and some of the northern Calif. forests. The first time I went to Lake Mead, I was horrified. Growing up near Lake Tahoe, I was biased towards forests and high altitudes. Lake Mead is devoid of trees and is hot and arid. Never went back. Of course the Sun is life and trees and plants need the life giving rays of life. Happy medium is difficult to maintain. Without the variety that earth offers, we would never learn to appreciate what we have.


stewart September 2, 2018 at 11:13 pm

Thank you for your comment; we live in Pennsylvania and it has been one of those summers where they talk about records on the weather reports. Seems to rain 2 out of 3 days. Little we can do about it; sometimes it feels like the climate is changing, but who can say for sure.


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