The first thing you should know, reader, is that this blog was created with a selfish purpose in mind. Its title is in reference to a verse of the hymn, “Abide with Me”, which goes, “I need thy presence every passing hour/what but thy grace can foil the tempter’s power?/who, like thyself, my guide and stay can be?/through cloud and sunshine: abide with me”
To be perfectly upfront, I’m standing, drenched, under a lingering cloud from a passing storm. God wrote it there, so someday I’ll grin and tell you it was good, but today I still feel the dampness of my skin and the ache from the cold in my chest. These days under the clouds are ones in which I’m reminded of how true those words are: I truly need Him every hour. This blog will serve as a record of both my need and his incomprehensible grace. I hope you find some encouragement from wherever you stand, whether you’re under the clouds or enjoying the sunshine.
The second thing you should know is that I have a thing for water. I’m no photographer, so if any pictures I upload aren’t great, I can promise that the originals far surpassed them because the Maker spoke it so.
The third and final thing: I’m twenty-something years old and know absolutely nothing. The little I do know is in some way, shape, or form borrowed from people much wiser than me. I owe each of these people a debt of gratitude and will mention them accordingly.