I took this photo while on vacation back home on December 31.
The contrast between the tranquil waters and serene skies of the Caribbean and the cold, ice, and snow this January in Maryland, especially this week, is stark and jolting.
Add to that yesterday’s fatal shootings in a mall I visit, right here in Maryland, minutes from my home, and I begin to hanker for better days.
“I remembered the old days, went over all you’ve done, pondered the ways you’ve worked,
Stretched out my hands to you, as thirsty for you as a desert thirsty for rain.”
Psalm 143:5, The Message
We can’t go back, but we can remember and take comfort in the gift of the good times and even better weather. It all is sifted through God’s hands.
Here’s to fond memories, whatever form they may take for you.