I remember as a kid being taken to the park to fly kites. We never seemed to pick the best days but every once in a while I’d manage to get my kite up in the clouds. I was so worried a bird or plane was going to hit my kite because I couldn’t see it behind all the clouds. What always reassured me my kite was still attached to my string was the little nudges and tugs it would give me as it gracefully soared through the air. I didn’t have to see my kite to know it was still there. I don’t often fly kites anymore but I use this story to begin my explanation of my belief in God.
Growing up I was surrounded by people who didn’t believe in God because they couldn’t see him. Science has taught them if you can’t see it or explain it with some long complicated formula, it wasn’t real. Despite my constant plea of all the evidence around them that God was present with us, they weren’t buying it.
Everyone, even the most devout Christians, have days where they cannot see or hear God. Maybe they are being blinded by sin, maybe God is blinding them so they focus elsewhere. Trust that God answers all your prayers and walks alongside you always. Even on those cloudy days, don’t be afraid to let God tug on your string and let me remind us he’s never going to abandon you.