Since B was preschool age, he has called those sunbeams, "God's fingers", and I think that is a perfect description. Although we enjoy the benefits of the sun on a clear day, we don't look at it. We know it's there but don't think to stop and acknowledge it. It's too bright to look at; it would hurt our eyes. Then all of a sudden, our sunny, clear, perfect day/life is interrupted by a cloud. What happened? Where did the sun go? I don't want clouds; I don't want rain. I have plans! Sunny is good! Why clouds? Why now? Everything was going just fine with the sun!
We then look up to see what has interrupted our sunniness. It's a cloud - just one but still, unwanted. The sun's brightness and awesomeness is too much for our eyes, but a little cloud, a little darkness, a little speed bump in that perfect, clear day/life allows us to see the sun in it's beams. It's alright, says the sun, "I'm still here. Do not be disappointed, sad, afraid. I know you need me more during the dark times, that's why I am reaching out to you. This cloud, too, shall pass and your day/life will be sunny again. Just know I'm still here in the meantime."