There are moments in our lives when we are lifted up above the clouds. We are offered glimpses of the divine, we are surprised by unexplained joy, the sound of a gentle breeze, We get to experience a rush of emotions, a high that is both beautiful and painful. Beautiful because it offers us the inspiration to continue on in faith. Painful because it is just a taste, and we know we cannot remain in those moments, not yet. Each time, we must descend back beneath the clouds. We have to step back out of the wardrobe, return from the island of Pan, leave the place of our song-dream, turn the page in the magician's book. This withdrawal of His presence allows us to experience the longing, to struggle in the Christian life, to continue to seek to become more like Him, to become transformed, glorified.