Gray Day Blues

A spate of dull gray days with icy cold rain leaking from dreary skies have made things a tad on the gloomy side here. Walking around downtown Colonial Williamsburg last week Virginia (the person) saw a light silhouetted by tree branches.

In a way the branches reminded me of a wishing bone. Pulling wishing bones as children whoever ended up with the largest side won. Not sure exactly what we won – maybe the opportunity to make a wish? (Duh, Virginia, that’s why it’s called a “wishing bone?”)

I do remember exerting extra effort to win the pulling contest. And that brings us to the relevance of wishing bones and funky tree branches silhouetting lights on a gray day.

On gloomy days we face a choice: to let God’s light shine in us or succumb to gray day blues. Are we willing to exert extra effort to keep shining when all that’s bleak around us pulls us toward despair? (There’s plenty in our whacked out world to despair over!)

Or can we let God’s love strengthen our resolve to keep shining no matter what?

grace, peace & gray day blues


“I cannot feel that all is well, when darkening clouds conceal the shining sun; but then, I know He lives and loves; and say, since it is so, Thy will be done.” S. G. Browning (from Daily Strength for Daily Needs)

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4 Responses to Gray Day Blues

  1. Debbie says:

    We’ve had a bunch of those dreary gray days, too, but finally, we’re seeing sunshine today — makes the whole world brighter, lighter, and more optimistic! Lovely photo, Virginia.

  2. Cindy Kranich says:

    A good word for me today … I have always loved your emphasis on light. Reminds me of the song you posted by the gentleman with such a lovely voice, “Walk in the light, beautiful light …” is how I think the first line went.

    • Virginia says:

      We sang that song in Gospel Choir years ago, Cin. It’s a beautiful song! “Walk in the Light, beautiful Light, come where the dewdrops of mercy shine bright. Shine all around you by day and by night, Jesus the Light of the world.” At least that’s how I remember the words!! Hugs, Cin! ✨🌟✨🤗✨🌟✨

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