This morning… I drove a good friend and her family to the airport. Goodbyes certainly don’t come without sadness! The drive was early and as I pulled into my garage, the sun was just starting to peak into existence. Walking into the house I was ecstatic that my husband and children were still in bed, so I hopped into bed next to my hubby and fell right to sleep. My husband is the BEST and got up with the kids so I could get a little more sleep. My room can be quite dark, when the blinds are closed and the curtains pulled shut it’s like night. Makes for a good sleeping atmosphere. After sleeping off my sleepiness, I hopped out of bed, pulled open the darkened curtains in my room, and opened the blinds. As I twirled the rod, the vibrant sun rays poured into my face! I stood there in the Sun, soaking up the life-giving beams of God’s natural light. As I stood there and thanked God for the sun on this -9 degree day, I literally soaked in the moment, the warmth of the rays, and actually had to eventually force myself to walk away from the window.
As I stood in the window, with the sun providing a spotlight covering over my body, I realized how much this moment was indicative of my relationship with God. God like the sun is the source of energy and strength for the world, for my weary soul, and my life-giving breath. I need the rays of the Sun for survival on this Earth, I need the life-giving radiant love of God to face each day! Basking in the sun, is exemplary of the warmth I feel igniting in my soul in the presence of the Holy Father!
How could I not smile in the midst of a moment of pure and awesome peace?
How could I not lift my hands to the Father in praise of His mighty creation?
The sun is a depiction of God’s characteristics. The sun is warming… The sun is powerful… The sun is overwhelming… The sun is mighty… The sun is warmth to our bodies… We can’t possibly thrive physically without the sun.
God is the creator of the sun! His love is warming… His love is powerful… His love is overwhelming… His love is mighty… His love warms our souls… We can’t possibly thrive without His love.
Friends, take a moment today to soak up the Sun rays and feel His warmth from the inside out… Take a moment to soak up God’s overwhelming love!
“Thank you Lord for the special little (BIG) moments in life! These moments we so often take for granted. However, when we recognize your gift of these special moments, we are filled with the peace of You!”
Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh SI live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”