I was on a rural road when I noticed the power lines and poles along the road.
The line went up, then down, up, then down, like a cartoon sea serpent cruising the waves.
Of course, the line was lowest when it was farthest from the poles, and at its highest where it was attached.
And that seems a bit like my spiritual life; ups and downs, over and over.
But my life is lowest when I’m farthest from my spiritual supports: James 4:8–“Come near to God and he will draw near to you.”