Dear Friends,

I can testify that there is a sun.  We haven’t seen it in awhile.  But it is still there.  Just when I was starting to have my doubts, Jerry and Darlene Cornilles were kind enough to invite Helen and me to spend a couple of days with them at their cabin in McCall. McCall is above our inversion.  McCall at 5,200 feet actually had the high temperature in Idaho recently. Can’t say we were in danger of heat stroke during our visit.  It’s not very warm in McCall either.  And the low temperatures are in the single digits.  But at least there was sun.  It does us all good to see the sun now and then.  And we will see it in Nampa.  Not sure when.  But it is coming.  As the Beatles sang,  “Here comes the sun. It’s all right.”

Reminding ourselves that the sun is there whether we can see it or not is a bit like reminding ourselves that God is there even when we may have our doubts.  I want to leave you with one of my favorite poems.  It is said to have been found written on a cellar wall where Jews were hiding in World War II.  I can’t promise that’s true, but true or not, it’s a great poem.

I believe in the sun even when it isn’t shining.

I believe in love even when I do not feel it.

I believe in God even when He is silent.

In Christ,