As we travel throughout Switzerland, we have seen many things. One of which is rain. The other? Clouds. I thought there were mountains here. That’s what I’ve been told. I’ve been told that the Alps are near. I was driven to a “point of view” where you could supposedly see them.
But I did believe there was a great view. I took the local’s word for it. I believed them.
Since we couldn’t see the physical beauty, we had to look at the people, the brothers and sisters in Switzerland that were physically there. There were no hikes to achieve, no pictures to take, no things to see…because we couldn’t.
God threw the block on seeing His glory through his creation in nature. He found out we could see His glory through the faces of His saints in the mountains of Switzerland. So we did.
This mountain barbecue became one of the more cherished times with the saints in Switzerland. There was great sharing, great food and great encouragement.
The only positive way we tend to see clouds is when we are floating high on cloud 9. We are floating on some sort of emotional high, without a care in the world.
Let me share another cloud that is positive. The cloud that is given to block beauty. The cloud that is given to nullify the grandiose.
This cloud allows us to focus on now, on today. This is cloud seven. This cloud is the day of rest from our doing. This cloud is on purpose.
When you see clouds on your circumstances, could it be cloud seven? Silver lining is the good from the bad. Cloud seven is purposeful rest from our doing and our expectations.
What has the Lord clouded so that you will see Him clearer? You may be climbing mountains to see His glory . . . and then clouds. These clouds are purposeful. These clouds are His. The clouds are refining clouds.
Be ready for this. Because when the clouds dissipate after what has been purposefully clouded, the glory on the other side is even greater than you expected. But you realize that the glory was what was in that which was clouded in the first place.
His clouds are wonderful. His mountains are beautiful. His will is purposeful.
Enjoy cloud seven.