What could be better than waking up to a rainy day? That it just so happens to be the first day of the work week! As the song of many years ago announces: “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.”
Unless you’re in a drought, rainy days do not receive much applause. There’s a reason why that uninvited guest slides into this announcement: “Don’t rain on my parade!” Yes, not only the clouds above but prickly people beside can take away your joy.
If our outlook on life is only this life, we’re in for a number of sad days. Let’s face it, misery abounds especially as coronavirus has turned smiley faces upside down and afflicted many hearts. It truly is a rainy Monday to many people no matter what day of the week it is!
If a “this world” approach is all you have to life, then “this world” will dictate your perspective of today’s events. But if, on the other hand, you redirect your attention ninety degrees and refocus to a vertical perspective, everything will begin to change. Instead of chance and luck, you find a sovereign, just God. Instead of randomness and uncertainty, you find that God is absolutely in control of all things at all times in all places.
When the world without God sees a rainy day, what do you see with God? Perspective really does matter.