荒漠甘泉05/15

荒漠甘泉∕5 15

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「現在有雲遮蔽,人不得見穹蒼的光亮。」(聖經約伯記三十七章 21 節)

 

  雲彩點綴了世界的美麗,天上如果永遠蔚藍一片,缺少了變幻多端的雲彩的美景。地球也會失去常態,變成一片單調。人生也時有雲彩罩上來,有時陰暗,有時燦爛宜人,有時漆黑如夜;但任何一種雲,都有它的光明面,所謂「我把虹放在雲彩中。」(創九:13) 


        如果我們能從另一方向去觀察,這些雲彩靜伏如波濤,高聳如阿爾卑斯山的峰巒,浴於它們所遮斷的光明中,我們將驚歎它們的燦爛與美麗。 


        我們在地上擡頭看見的是它向下的一面,誰能從整個的空間,居於雲端之上,給我們描述那照耀著雲鋒,雲谷的光明呢?次之,每一滴使生命滋長的水分,亦不是雲給我們帶來的嗎?少有人懂得雲的美麗。其實,每一片雲都是很美麗的。雖然有時空中罩著烏雲,又黑、又暗,無美可言,反令人灰心氣短;但是,試著觀察雲的另一面,依舊光明燦爛

 

  神的孩子啊,使你痛心的遭遇,使你傷心的,都是你靈程中的烏雲。你若從地上望上去,果然是又黑又暗;可是,你若從與基督同坐的天上望下來,你就會看見你所懼怕的烏雲,正是光明無比、美麗絕倫的彩雲,宇宙中少有的飾物。看了之後,可能你會興高采烈,忘記所有的疲憊和沮喪了──

 
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"Men see not the bright light which is in the clouds." (Job 37:21.)

THE world owes much of its beauty to cloudland. The unchanging blue of the Italian sky hardly compensates for the changefulness and glory of the clouds. Earth would become a wilderness apart from their ministry. There are clouds in human life, shadowing, refreshing, and sometimes draping it in blackness of night; but there is never a cloud without its bright light. "I do set my bow in the cloud!"

If we could see the clouds from the others side where they lie in billowy glory, bathed in the light they intercept, like heaped ranges of Alps, we should be amazed at their splendid magnificence.

We look at their under side; but who shall describe the bright light that bathes their summits and searches their valleys and is reflected from every pinnacle of their expanse? Is not every drop drinking in health-giving qualities, which it will carry to the earth?

O child of God! If you could see your sorrows and troubles from the other side; if instead of looking up at them from earth, you would look down on them from the heavenly places where you sit with Christ; if you knew how they are reflecting in prismatic beauty before the gaze of Heaven, the bright light of Christ's face, you would be content that they should cast their deep shadows over the mountain slopes of existence. Only remember that clouds are always moving and passing before God's cleansing wind. --- Selected.

 

 

 

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