2015.01.10: the cloud and the sun

“He must increase; I must decrease. Jn 3:30”

from the desert
comes a stormy cloud

before the sunrise
the cloud points to the sun
reflecting a glory not its own

only the sun
can bring the light
that shows the way
giving the sight of truth
to those in darkness

the cloud can bring rain
cleansing and life giving
to those who need it

the rain can’t wash the sun
only touching off rainbows
identifying the sun as greater