I chase sunsets! The sunset is one thing I am still just able to see. Strangely, though I can see little on the ground, I can see the sky. On the ground all that I see is shapes that are grey or black but little colour. But if I look up at the sky I can still see blue, and white, and grey. AND the sunset! I guess it is paler than to a sighted person, but the wonder is that I can still see it. And I LOVE sunsets! It might sound corny, but I feel as if heaven is OPENING when I see a sunset. And in a way it is. Because it is all that I CAN see.
The other night my husband and I were driving along, and there were dark clouds beginning to creep over the sunset. I said to my husband,
“The dark clouds are stealing the sunset.”
There are so many things in life that creep in on us and threaten to steal our peace and our joy. They are like the thief in the night. They break into our house and take what is ours. We have to be on guard so that this does not happen. It can happen so easily and so quickly without us realising.
For myself, it is easy to be devastated by some unkind remark. The other day, someone said to my husband upon whom I am so dependent,
“I bet you’re glad to be rid of her for ten minutes.”
It is so easy to feel a burden when you are in my position. And then, all sorts of dark thoughts cloud your mind, then, before long, you are really in the pits.
But even if the sunset is threatened by dark clouds, the sun always rises in the morning again and gives out its light, and in the evening, it goes to bed in great glory.
There is always the rising sun, the light, and the glory to be found. Dark clouds do not last for ever.