Because of the tender mercy of our God, With which the Sunrise from on high will visit us, TO SHINE UPON THOSE WHO SIT IN DARKNESS AND THE SHADOW OF DEATH, To guide our feet into the way of peace.”
This morning as I’m dropping three 5th graders off, we drive up on the trees opening which revealed the most glorious sun. As it was rising, the rays were shooting out from the clouds. The kids were amazed by the sight. They immediately said “hand me a pair of eclipse glasses so I can see it better”. I explained “you will be in total darkness if you look through the glasses, because it was only the sun’s rays”. As I admired the sunrise, it reminded me of my life in so many ways. As I go about my days, I so forget to look up at the beautiful sun and moon. But it’s always there. Everyday. Shining bright or hiding beneath the clouds. Without fail, it is there.
As is our life with Jesus. He is always there, whether we need him or not, he is shining down on us. Even in the storms or rain, He is still there, watching us, protecting us from ourselves. He is the sun. We rely on him to make everything grow and get better. We depend on him to shine on us when we are down. He never fails to deliver. He is the sun, who after we face a terrible tragedy, He is still getting up with us every morning to shine upon us. He encourages us everyday. He shines bright to draw us outside. He changes our weather, our seasons. We grow through these sunrises and sunsets. We change.
There is something glorious about the morning when the sun comes up. Everything is nice and new again. We can be cleansed. Over and over again, devoured by the days and nights. If we try, we can look with our face toward the sun, and heal everyday. We can change in His sight. He’s there, shining so bright we can barely look most days. Through the clouds of our life, if we look, we can find Him, our savior, the sun, peeking through. Waiting to shine and make us new again. Shining brightly.
Also, the sun rises and the sun sets; And hastening to its place it rises there again. Ecclesiastes 1:5