Sometimes the sun goes 'round the moon...
So you have it - the above are Vanessa Williams' opening lines in the song Save the Best for Last. It's not June but having snow in April in the UK, when it's supposed to be Spring, should now no longer be a surprise to anyone. You can either blame it on global warming, or call it a sign that the world is finally coming to an end, but I always see the weather as symbolic to life.
The weather is wonderful - it creates setting, it affects one's moods and emotions, and most of all, it determines one's daily plans for the day/week/month!! The wonders of such a creation by the Almighty should be enough for us to reflect on the majestic Lord, and work our way to be closer to Him.
Let's get back to the weather in the UK. Two weeks ago, there were rain, sleet, hail and snow. To the excitement of the kids, last night and today, the quantity has increased since the last downfall; i.e: more snowball fights! Despite the excitement, it is just cold, cold and cold! Correction - freezing, freezing and freezing cold!
About the same time last year, along with my off-springs, I recall enjoying the magnificent warmth of Spring with the person I loved most. But today, I cannot help thinking how things have drastically changed - the weather, circumstances, and life in general. Does the cold weather symbolise everything opposite to warmth, which represented love and life? Or does it simply symbolise how life is so unpredictable and mysterious that we've just got to be prepared to face the challenges ahead?
I'd like to believe that it is the later. Have faith in Him and everything proceeds. Wallahu'alam