the lent sessions // cloud

5 03 2013

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They say every cloud has a silver lining. This is not true. Some do. But not all of them. Some are just dark clouds full of rain.

They say everything happens for a reason.  This is also not true. It doesn’t. Sometimes bad things just happen.

Of course, God can transform every dark cloud into much needed rain, or dissolve it into sunshine. Of course, God can turn a bad thing into a good thing. But he doesn’t always. And we don’t need to pretend he does.

He is still God. 

This is part of a mini-series during Lent using images more than words. I am not a photographer, so they won’t be the best pictures. But I want to use pictures from what I have seen and heard around me as a starting point for reflecting on God, because we don’t have to be in the countryside to see God. Previous posts include bathroom, balloon, george’s and zebra.    

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6 responses

5 03 2013
neil stewart

thankyou very apt very good friend in devon with brain tumour

5 03 2013
dorothy726

amen to that Kevin. and prayers for you and your friend, Neil.

7 03 2013
edgsoni

Enjoying the Lent photo sessions. Pictures say a lot. Clouds are beautiful and enigmatic, as you say. Much like God, I guess. A question springs to mind: do you think God gives anything up for Lent? And if He does, would we notice unless it was something we were specifically focused on? Maybe there is an absence of something this Lent which is significant. I wonder what though?

7 03 2013
Kevin

God seemed to give up having a pope for Lent.

7 03 2013
edgsoni

I thought that was the other way around?

7 03 2013
Kevin

I couldn’t possibly comment. What I do know is your photos inspired me to do mine, so thanks for that 🙂

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