The Thought for the Week this Week is written by Susie Sharkey

by Susie Jean Sharkey


'Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever' Hebrews 13v 8

We've had a wonderful summer, unusually warm and sunny for weeks on end....and then it broke. When we had been getting used to clear blue skies, sunshine, heat, it seems that in a moment of time it was all snatched away from us. What happened?......clouds and rain, that's what! Back to low lying grey clouds and enough rain to keep us out of drought conditions for what seems like a lifetime. But truthfully, all that has happened is that clouds have rolled in to obscure our view of the sun for a time. The sun is still up there, it hasn't moved, it's the same as it's been since the fourth day of creation and will be until the end of time. 

There are times in our life when everything seems sunny and warm and bright. We love it, life seems so much easier and we wish it would last forever. But then difficulties appear on the horizon; they can come in the form of money worries, job insecurity, family difficulties, bereavement and we feel as if the sun has gone forever. Let's remember that verse 'Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever' and let us be assured in the knowledge that as sure as the sun is still up there above the clouds, waiting to break into our lives once again, Jesus never changes and He has promised to be with us always, even to the end of the age. Maybe the clouds of life have obscured our vision of Him for a time, but he's still there, as powerful and majestic as ever. Sooner or later there will come a break in the clouds and you will get glimpses that He is still there......and then, in time, the clouds will disperse and you will see Him again in all His glory. Take heart, he's as near to you in the cloudy days as He is when life's rays are shining down upon you.