I often find myself reflecting on creation and how God has made himself known to us in the things that he has made. Today I was reflecting on daybreak and how God causes the same things to happen again and again without them ever losing their splendor. I began to see a relationship between what we experience as night here on earth and what often happens to us as we go through trials.
When night comes the sun has not stopped shining. The sun is shining just as brightly at night as it was during the day but something is blocking the light from our view, the earth. It is the same with the trials we endure in this world. When we experience trials God is no less glorious but it is easy for us to allow the trial to overshadow our view of God.
Consider also how small the earth is in comparison to the sun, the sun is more than 100 times the size of the earth yet based on our perspective the earth can block our view of the sun completely. It is the same with the trials we endure in this world. Given the wrong perspective the trials can overshadow the glory of God but with the right vantage point we can see how small they are in comparison to his great glory.
Let us understand that from the vantage point of God things look much different than they do here and he can see the full picture of his work in our lives while we can only see a small portion of it.
As it is in the night so also in our trials, the sun continues shining yet something is in our way.
As scripture says:
For God, who said, "Let there be light in the darkness," has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. - 2 Corinthians 4:6