The moon is shining tonight.
In a clear sky.
With not even a whiff of wildfire smoke in the air.
For days, stench and smog hung over Montana as wildfires raged out of control. I went to bed last evening with the strong wind blowing rancid smoke in the cracks round the windows.
I woke this morning to blue sky. Clear air. Rain drenched grass. Overturned lawn furniture. And Singing birds.
And I thank God.
And I think of the firefighters who lost their lives this week. I hope they were prepared to meet their Maker. I hope they died painlessly. I hope they just sort of drifted off those wild mountains and into glorious Heaven.
I think of their families. And how it is probably always midnight in their hearts right now and they will never forget the wildfires of 2015.
I think of others who have faced the 12 o’clock midnight of their lives recently. And how every day for the next 100 or 100,000,000 may consist of the minutes that creep toward dawn.
How sometimes it feels like you will grope forever in this smog of life. That just when you catch a glimpse of dawn in the horizon, the rains come again. And you bow your heart and weep.
How you get tired of the life you are living. How you wish you could change it all and it would be high noon and you would know what carefree feels like again. And you could laugh from your depths again.
I have found a truth. It never ever changes. It is there through smoke screens and bright sunshine. Through silence and tears. It is the strength that weaves itself into the very fibers of life. I painted it in childish script to remember. it’s simple and genuine.
And because of that love….I PROMISE. No matter what midnight you are facing right now. No matter of you see the clock striking midnight in your very near future…if it I’d half past 12 . Or somewhere between darkest and dawn….
The DAWN will come!
Keep hanging on. The LIGHT will become brighter and brighter and the day spring will dawn in your heart. And you will open your eyes in the most glorious new born sunshine you have ever awaken to.
His relentless love will always always pursue and lead you!
He will create beauty in you!
5 thoughts on “12 Midnight”
Good morning friend. Such good words! I’m squeezing you tight. Happy Sunday!
Thank you! This is so encouraging to me.
LOVED reading this Anita!! I think of you so often!! And pray God will richly bless you, and comfort you, as you walk through the 12:00 midnight, of your life! I pray He will hold you, and Kolbe, and Steven, VERY closely!! Your heart is so tender!! I pray that God will fill that big, gaping, empty hole in your heart, that dear little Kierra left!!
So much truth!
I can tell that you know what you are talking about. This is beautiful encouragement.