Flying a kite is always fun. When I was small, I wished I could be a kite and feel what it would be like to let go of the string so I could fly higher and higher into the sky. I could soar above the earth and see everything going on down below. However, sooner or later, when the wind died down or the air thinned around you, you would have to come down … and what a landing that would be!
Sometimes I think of my relationship with God in that way. He doesn’t allow us to keep traveling upward on wings of happiness, fulfillment and love because He knows how hard the landing will be when actions of others or trying circumstances bring pain into our lives. Instead, He allows our paths to dip down into times of rejection and need … in the middle of our happiness … to make us appreciate what blessings we have. God promises that, yes we will have sorrow, but through that sorrow, we have the assurance of His presence and love. Yes, there is pain, but joy always is just over the horizon.
“… weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Ps. 30:5b