I travel to NW Arkansas alot. I leave during the day and I usually drive home at night. On I-40 between mile marker 27 & 28, there is a cross high upon one of the hills. During the day, you really have to be paying attention to see it. It is pretty high up there and it is a thin cross. At night when you are driving home, the owners of the cross have it lit up so bright; YOU CANNOT MISS IT at night!
I see this cross quite a bit...I always knew there was a lesson there. God showed me the lesson one night driving home...
He showed me that during the day (i.e. when life is bright and rosy and going the way I want) it is hard to see the cross. It is hard to see Jesus because I am not looking for Him. I don't need to look for Him because life is GRAND!
But, on the flip side...during the night (i.e. when life is not going well, trouble is all around, you have no idea what to do and where to go) it is easy to see the illuminated cross. It is dark all around and we automatically gravitate to the light, to the cross.
This may not mean much to you; however, it spoke volumes to me. It told me in the good times I needed to praise Him and focus on Him and to look for Him in everything I do. The bad times, well, He, of course, is always there but it is just easier to find Him and need Him. It is our nature to forget about Him in the good times.
So, today, I praise Him and thank Him that I have a baby inside of me that He allowed to have a heartbeat. I praise Him for the miracle of life. In the light (i.e. good times) I will praise Him because He is there JUST as much as He is in the dark (i.e. bad times).
Anyway...here's to the good times.