Currently I am in Utah. It is the land of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, lime Jello salads, and the inversion effect, where a brown cloud often hangs over Utah Valley.
I'm not a fan of the brown cloud. In fact, I've been known to complain about it whenever I visit in the winter. When the sun comes out, it is a cause for rejoicing. And I realized that I ought to rejoice even when the sun isn't "out," for it is always present, we just sometimes can't see it or feel its warmth.
In that way, it is much like the Son. He, too, is always present. And though we can't see Him, we can always feel His warmth, if, and this is a big one, if we are in tune with Him. Sometimes I am more in tune than others. Those times when I am in tune are usually the same times when I am quiet and thoughtful and listening. They are the times when I am compassionate and kind and forgiving.
Is it any wonder that I am not always in tune with the Savior? Is it any wonder that I bemoan the lack of the sun when I cannot feel the Son?
Joy for today: rejoicing in the sun ... and in the Son.