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There is an old song that says, “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down”. I think it is pretty easy to see where the songwriter was going with this. Rainy days can ruin expectations, and Mondays are a long way from the weekend. The intent is to highlight the low times.

Low times come in all areas of our lives, even our spiritual lives. We can be riding high and
growing and clapping and praising God on a regular basis, and then suddenly feel as if we have fallen off a cliff. I am sure that each of you has experienced this at some point in your journey. Sometimes we call it coming back to earth. It is a normal moment, but it is also a critical moment for our faith.

When Jesus took three of His followers up on the mountain to witness His transfiguration, it was so overwhelming that Mark reports they were too afraid to speak. It was an out-of-this-world moment and one they would never forget. And then it was over as quickly as it began. To make matters worse, Jesus told them not to tell anyone about it until after He was gone.
AHHHHHH…can you imagine how difficult that was?

Can you also imagine how difficult it was to go back to normal day-to-day stuff? We can feel their pain because we also face these “rainy days and Mondays” in our lives.

The thing Jesus demonstrates to us in scripture is not that our faith is going to be all mountaintop experiences, but that our faith is present in all of life when we simply make the decision to follow Him every day. He knew that we humans love adrenaline and “the high” moments. That is why He calls us to the daily life of discipleship. He knows that the real gift comes in the form of peace and security and the love that He instills in us. Those gifts come from the steady walk that enjoys the highs, but still worships in the lows. It is here that we observe the fact that life may change, but God never does.

The invitation today is to worship God. Our current circumstances be what they may, He is still God of every moment. You may be surprised with what God can do with a rainy day or a Monday.