It seems the Lord is not yet finished showing Himself to me through our sun.
As I sat out in the sun this morning, I felt warmer than the last few days. I said “Oh, the sun’s warm today”. Then I realised that of-course the sun is always warm – it never changes – it’s the same every day.
It’s only clouds, wind, icy fronts, rain etc that get in the way – but the sun stays the same, always warm and always bright.
Of-course, the other factor that makes it seem as though the sun is not as warm or bright, is our distance from it. Different seasons, year after year, as the earth continues to rotate on its axis can make us experience days of little sunlight and little warmth as well as days where it seems hotter and closer and to shine brighter and for longer.
Perhaps this speaks to us of our relationship with Jesus.
- He doesn’t change
- Things, circumstances, changing conditions can block our view of the Lord and alter our perception of His radiance
- We go through seasons in our life where we feel closer to Him and see more of Him
- We go through seasons in our life where we feel distant from Him and can hardly see Him at all
- He hasn’t gone anywhere
- More than likely, we’ll come back around again
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows (James 1:17)