Many times this spring, we've had overcast days. Sometimes they would be accompanied by rain, sometimes it was just overcast. But what these days had in common was that just before sunset, it would clear up over the lake and there would be this incredibly beautiful sunset. It was such a gift after what most would call a dismal day.
Today was one of those days. It was cold for this time of year and it was overcast. It even rained quite a bit during the day. But around 8:30 PM, it cleared up over the lake. There was the most gorgeous sunset! I couldn't take my eyes off of it until the last shred of color was overtaken by nightfall.
As I was watching this amazing show, a thought occurred to me. Maybe these wonderful sunsets after an overcast, dismal day are nature's way of giving us hope. Maybe it's nature's way of saying, "Listen, I know that things aren't always the way you want them to be. I know that sometimes things can seem dark, hopeless. But if you can just have patience, if you can just hang in there, I promise that the sun will shine again."
My wish is that we could all see and internalize nature's message. Hang in there. Things will get better. Think of that every time you see a sunset. It's a sunset's promise.