{the sun will always break through the trees…}

Road trips with friends have become one of my favorite things recently. There’s something about these memories that help me see Jesus in everything.

The laughs that are shared when another embarrassing story is told, and the tears we cry along with each other when someone’s heart is broken- Jesus is there.

A couple months ago I was enjoying one of these trips, and it just so happened we had to leave really early one morning- so we were able to experience that morning’s sunrise. (And well, I appreciate these rare moments. This girl strongly feels no princess should have to wake up before 7:30).

As the girls were singing along as loud as they could to Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse,” I noticed God’s amazing creation.

There was a fresh layer of snow on the ground, beautiful blue sky, and the sun was the purest color of gold.


I tend to be a baby when it comes to the sun shining in my eyes, but for whatever reason it wasn’t bothering me today. (This is a big deal, just ask my husband).

I instantly felt the presence and goodness of God. As I studied the creation before me, I had the thought that God wants us to have everything He has to offer- not just parts of it.

The trees started partially blocking the sun as we continued driving on a small town country road. It made me realize- in an analogy, of course- that we are the fresh layer of snow, the trees are whatever we tend to put before Jesus, and the sun is, well- the Son. Jesus.


We push through life, and we try so hard to do it all right. But so often, we don’t.

But the sun is still there, and there’s absolutely nothing we can ever do to get it to stop shining.

There’s nothing we can do to get Jesus to stop loving us, and kissing our lives with his warmth and gentleness.

The sun will always break through the trees to get to us.

The trees will always be there.

The sun will always be there.

But the snow…? It melts. It snows again. (And Lord knows, we pray it doesn’t come back again). But it will.

And that’s what I love about Jesus. Even when we are not faithful, He is there.

We change as the seasons do.

Tomorrow we’ll be the tulips blooming for Spring. Then the grass turning green for Summer. Last but certainly not least- the leaves changing colors for Fall.

We constantly change. And that’s ok, because change always turns around and is used for our good if we choose it. (Romans 8:28)

But Jesus, “the Sun,” is constant.

Never changing. And is a part of every season.

Jesus, is in everything.

Even if we don’t feel him on an overcast day, or see Him because it’s night time. He’s there. He’s here.

Through every tear and every laugh. In everything.

~ Tifani Gocmen

6 Responses to "{the sun will always break through the trees…}"

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  1. Jen Sodo

    March 6, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Love this my amazing friend…your words are such a gift!

    • Tifani

      March 6, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      Love you <3 Thank you for your constant support!!

  2. Lisa

    March 6, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Wow! Thank you for your words Tiffani!

    • Tifani

      March 6, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      You’re welcome Lisa!! Happy you enjoyed it, and thank you for taking the time to read it! :)

  3. Lisa VanderBleek

    March 7, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    You are amazing! Love your message!

    • Tifani

      March 8, 2014 at 10:11 am

      Thank you Lisa!! Appreciate you taking the time to read :)


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