Getting Ahead: ‘A silver lining’

By John G. Pfeifer - Religion Writer

All of my life I have heard; “Behind every cloud there is a silver lining.” The problem is that the silver lining is behind the cloud. So I have to believe for the silver lining without actually seeing it. The silver lining is always there, but from my vantage point, it is obstructed by the cloud.

I am convinced that many things we go through are just like that. What we see can be dark and threatening, but behind it exists a wonderful thing. Just because we can’t see something does not mean that it is nonexistent. The question that remains is; How do we see around the cloud?

Our world is created in our mind. We tend to believe in something if we have been told it by enough people. That is not a good reason to believe in something but it is human nature to do so. We can also believe in things by reading them in a book. Again, that is not a good reason to believe in something.

The right way to believe in a silver lining, is to believe in what has been tested and proven over time. That silver lining is only visible through truth. Truth can stand the test of time. It is not like many of the things we have been led to believe just because it has been written or spoken. Even experts get things wrong and believing in those wrong things leaves us with nothing but a dark cloud. If we build our hopes on things that are not based on truth, we will be very disappointed and that dark cloud becomes our identity.

There is a book written that has stood the test of time and has been proven to be the truth in every test. In it exists written pages that contain the words of the creator of all things. That collection of words can be found in a book known as the bible. Every truth in it is a silver lining in our life if we live by its teaching. It will give us the ability and wisdom to see around the dark clouds that are trying to destroy us and live our life in the silver lining.

We dwell on these truths at the Gathering Place every Sunday morning at 10:30 and Wednesday evening at 7. Come and join in.

Pastor John Pfeifer

By John G. Pfeifer

Religion Writer