The clouds represent the doctrine of heaven, the idea that we were made for life with God.
We know that we were made for life with God because we cannot imagine that we were made for anything less-that we were made for death.
When we believe in heaven, we receive several wonderful gifts:
Freedom from fear of death-or the need to live a life distracted. Because we know that death is not the end.
Freedom from anguish at the death of those we love. Because we know that they are alive with God and that someday we are going to be reunited.
Freedom to dream joyfully. Because we know that the greatest life that we can imagine, and more, is on the way.
We do not suffer what we do not have. Because we know that even if we got what we were longing for, something else would take its place.
We can enjoy what we do have. Because we do not expect things to be more than they can be.