I was born in the Smoky Mountains of Lenoir, NC.
When we are there visiting, I always remember why they
call them the Smoky Mountains.
Clouds generally cover the area, and the sun is blanketed
for a large part of the day.

Isa 44:22
I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and,
as a cloud, thy sins:
return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.

Light from the WORD.

Our sins are as a black cloud which block the Light and
closeness of God in our lives.
They threaten us with rain, storm and deluge, and they cause
us to sit in "the shadow of death."

When a sinner comes to the cross and yields his soul to Christ
as Lord, then the "cloud" of sin is "blotted out!"
Transgressions are removed by God's great love, and the sinner
openly stands in the "Light" of Christ.

Then why does God say, "return unto me?"
Because God is very providential!
We are sinners still!
We are constantly "clouding up" our own atmosphere and
straining our relationship with God.

That is why God says, "return unto me."
Daily we should go to God in repentance for sin, and ask Him
yet to blot out the clouds.
God does not want His justified children to live in the shadows
of darkness.
His desire is that we live in the LIGHT of Christ.

Oh, Lord forgive me this day my transgressions!
Blot out the clouds of my sin, and let me live in Your LIGHT!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce