Fierce in Its Loveliness

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There is something about storm clouds that fascinate; you can’t look away.  The heaviness of the air, the portension, the myriad of colors not seen in ordinary clouds.   Fierce loveliness and beauty, expectation, sometimes fear but accompanied by a quickening of the senses.

Storm clouds on your horizon?  Yes, there are some on mine.  But they could be good, washing away the stale and the old, bringing fresh air, healing, newness.  Fierce loveliness.

“Joy and sorrow are this ocean and in their every ebb and flow
Now the Lord a door has opened
That all Hell could never close
Here I’m tested and made worthy
Tossed about but lifted up
In the reckless raging fury
That they call the love of God”  ~The Love of God, Rich Mullins

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“Why do I love clouds? Because you can’t save a cloud like you can save a leaf or a flower or a rock — clouds are now.” ~Terri Guillemets

“God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.” ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Martin Luther

“The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn’t it be? — it is the same the angels breathe.” ~Mark Twain

“Then everyone will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds with great power and glory.” ~Mark 13:26 NLT

Coming On the Clouds

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“It was not long afterwards that He rose into the sky and disappeared into a cloud, leaving them staring after Him. As they were straining their eyes for another glimpse, suddenly two white-robed men were standing there among them, and said, ‘Men of Galilee, why are you standing here staring at the sky? Jesus has gone away to heaven, and some day, just as He went, He will return!'” ~ Acts 1:10-11

“At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” ~Luke 21:27

“Look, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of Him.” ~Revelation 1:7

Be ready; be prayerful; be watching.  Blessings, Lisa

Pillow Soft

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These clouds are just begging for someone to take a nice long nap on them.  Kick your feet up on the end, sink your head down into the downy precipitation, and rest.  The first time that I flew on an airplane as a child, I was alarmed when I saw that we were heading into one of these soft creations.  Would we make it through?  How would it feel?  Passing through on the other side, I was relieved yet somewhat disappointed that the cloud did not hold up like I always imagined it would.  Yet I still  love to think of me sitting on a cloud, watching the world and all its cares float away.  Maybe when we’re with Jesus one day, we’ll be so light and forgiven, that the weight of this world won’t pull us through.  We’ll be free to rest on those beautiful puffs of white.  Blessings on your day, Lisa