The Light of the Father

Spring moves into summer.

That brings lots of changes. Rainfall, the length of the days, even changes in our routines.

We’re out later in the evenings. We spend the weekend at the lake. We even break out the grill and invite friends over.

One thing we haven’t mentioned is the quality of the light. It’s brighter. More direct. Firmly overhead at midday.

We can trust it. Always. Every summer like clockwork.

That’s what the Lord is like in our lives.

James 1:17 says:

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”

God shines on us with good and perfect gifts.

Here are three examples:

Example No. 1: The air you breathe.

That’s pretty good stuff. Try doing without it for a few minutes. You’ll appreciate what you can get.

Example No. 2: The food you eat.

Even if it’s not your favorite, do without for a day … a week … a month. Then take a bite. It will taste like the best thing you’ve ever eaten.

Example No. 3: The roof over your head.

Try being homeless for a month … truly homeless … sleeping under a bridge. Any home … with walls … a bathroom … pretty sweet.

Let’s offer up our thanks … in song … in dancing … in kind deeds for the needy. God sees, and he will love us more for it.

Our praise to God is our expression of our love for him. Let’s lift our hands today.

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