As I rested, I felt myself getting heavier and heavier. This was quite an odd sensation. It was odd because I had not eaten. The extra weight was unwanted and I could feel myself beginning to sink into my resting place. There was a certain darkness in the air and as time moved forward, and as I sank more, it became darker except for the occasional flash of light that I could see from my resting place.

There was a very loud noise that shook me from my resting place and I fell. It was still dark and I could not see anything. I only felt myself moving downward quickly and with great force. There was no hope for me and I was surely nearing my end. Odd how one second I was at perfect peace and the next I faced imminent death. At least I thought that I faced death. I could not see anything. The brief flashes of light and the loud booming continued as I fell. I fell for quite a while.

You know that feeling you get when something bad is about to happen? Well, I had that feeling right before I stopped falling. I hit what felt like a cement wall, and then I was weightless once more, and able to swim. The darkness went away and the chaos was over. I felt the sun against me and I began to rest again. This was nice. I had not met my doom. As the heat from the sun seemed to indwell me, I felt as though I was becoming lighter. I closed my eyes and enjoyed the feeling. When I woke up, I felt myself becoming heavier and the world was dark once again. I’m not sure I like being a drop of rain.

The chapters in our life only last so long before the next chapter begins. If we are in a circumstance that is particularly difficult to deal with, we should take comfort in the fact that it will not last forever. If we are in the sun and at rest, we should prepare for the hard times that are about to come.

“I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.” -Philippians 4:13 (HCSB)

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