Sky and Sea Tales #7

Today, I’m happy to share this post from the series, and this one speaks about life.

It’s been a while since I posted on the Sky and Sea Tales series. For those who don’t know much about it, I decided a while ago to share some of the memories that are very dear to me, especially from when I worked as an MWD Engineer out at sea.

Today, I’m happy to share this post from the series, and this one speaks about life.


5/8/2013: Look really close! I stood on the border between storm clouds and bright skies. I could see the rains coming down on one end and nothing but bright sun rays on the other side.

“Hello, Alexa. What’s the weather forecast for today?”

“Currently, it’s 20 degrees with clear skies and sun. Today you can expect a partly sunny weather with a high of 26 degrees and a low of 20 degrees”

You jump out of bed feeling the sun without seeing it. Your hopes are high that the day would bring all the good life has to offer. Bath time. Breakfast. Out the door with no care in the world. Standing at the bus stop, you see a flash of light in the sky, a loud bang follows in seconds and without warning, the heavens are opened and the rain that moved Noah’s Ark pours from the sky, all on you.

“Didn’t Alexa say it would be a sunny day?”

Life is full of ups and downs, of stormy clouds and bright skies. One minute we’re jolly and the next we’re blue. There are no warning signs to woes that befall us, they come when we don’t expect them and many times leave the way they came.

But as uncomfortable as these down times are, our desire that life brings us only bright skies would deny the earth of its well-needed nourishment that comes with the rains . . . how then would we survive if there was a drought?

Every season is as important as the next. Don’t waste anyone whilst waiting for the next.

17 thoughts on “Sky and Sea Tales #7

        1. Sorry about the cough, hopefully you won’t have pneumonia. If my mum read your statement, she’ll snap back in the typical African-mother fashion and say “it’s not ‘your’ pneumonia’, stop claiming what’s not yours” 😃

          I hope you feel better soon though. I’ve just said a prayer for you.

          I’m alright. Tega (that’s my daughter’s name, I realize I only refer to her as drama queen over here) started nursery yesterday and I was the exhausted one after it all, lol. Hopefully we’ll get into the new flow soon. Apart from that, all is well. I thank God.

          At church we’re focusing on the mercy of God this month, and I read something this morning in the b-part of Jer. 13:14 – I will allow no pity or mercy or compassion to keep me from destroying them.’” It shook me, and I acknowledged the important of seeking the mercy of God, because that’s what truly moves Him. I pray we continue to walk under the influence of God’s mercy and compassion, seeing that we are ever so prone to fall short of His glory. (Not even sure why I wrote all this here, oh well, that’s what I pray for all my loved ones and myself)

          Oh long comment, let me stop…lol…

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          1. I loved the long comment 🙂

            You’re mom’s right. I do not need to claim being sick but whole. Thank you so much for the prayers.

            I’m sure Tega will be fine and accustomed to everything soon and you all will get into a rhythm.

            That’s cool that your church is doing that study on mercy. Sound like a great biblical teaching church 🙂

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  1. You are obviously a gifted and blessed writer. Reading this felt like I was watching a movie. I have chosen to enjoy every season of life; indeed they all have their benefits.

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