Jay and I drove back from a wedding in Chicago this weekend, and as we crossed the border, my favourite natural phenomena took place. Dark clouds loomed in the distance, while simultaneously the fields in front were illuminated by the setting sun. Stunning. (Note: My camera was in the trunk, but the photo above by William Pitcher is a perfect representation!)
As I my eyes gazed over the scene, Jay remarked that there is perhaps a reason, besides the beauty in itself, that I love this contrast so much. I think he’s right.
This is the contrast we should learn to thrive in. We must not allow the darkness of the storm to hold us in fear, nor should we allow ourselves to ignore it by gazing only at the light. Dealing effectively with something as evil as human trafficking requires us to acknowledge and understand the darkness, while living in such a way that brings forth life and light.
Next time you see black clouds behind sun-soaked fields, ask yourself how well you are living in the midst of such a contrast.