A simple lesson from the tiny Hawaiian island of Mokoli’i and the China Man’s Hat - Just as the asian rice hat provides shade from the hot summer sun, so does our God provide refuge for His people. God never promised to stop the sun of trial from shining. He never promised that life would always be cool and refreshing. But He has promised to preserve us in pain, to cover us in conflict, and shield us in sorrow. He has pledged His word to us that when things begin to heat up in life, that He is a shade by day and defense by night. Our shelter in the time of storm. And as long as we remain under His covering, we will be able to rise above the heat of this world to stand on the top of the mountain of victory. We will then trade our China man hats for a royal diadem, a crown of everlasting life.