“You are my sunshine, my only sunshine . . . you make me happy, when skies are grey . . .”
And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years.” (Genesis 1:14)
Did you ever consider how the sun is constant and reliable? We know that each day, the sun will rise, and each night the sun will set.
In this world, the sun is necessary for so many things. It gives us heat and energy, photosynthesis which allows us food and lovely flowers. Sunshine elevates our mood, motivates us, and even helps us to have better sleep at night.
Yet there will come a time when we will be in a place where “There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the LORD God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.” (Revelation 22:5) “No longer will the sun be your light by day, nor the brightness of the moon shine on your night; for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and God will be your splendor.” (Isaiah 60:19)
The time shall come when we will no longer need the light of the sun, no longer will there be any night, but the Lord shall be for us an everlasting light.
“This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine . . .”
Although we are told that the light shines in the darkness and the darkness does not comprehend it, we are not to hide our light. When we reach out in compassion and care for those around us, just as the sun provides for health and healing, joy and peace so too, do we when we allow our light to shine, blooming where we are planted.
We are to fix our eyes upon the One who is the light of the world and direct others to do the same.
Perfect peace, strength, healing, warmth—Jesus states, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” He is with us always, guiding our steps.
“From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised!” (Psalm 113:3)
Thank you to Jennifer K of A Peace of Mind for writing this Crew Article.
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