…photo by Matt Gillman
The beautiful sun that’s shining at the start of a gorgeous day
is welcomed by us all and always brightens our work or play.
Life seems to have so much to offer–we want to take it all in.
But the promise in a beautiful day can obscure the thought within
that reminds to consider the Son of God and what He said of sin.
Jesus told the world of our need of a Savior because of the Holy One–
His Father in heaven, who, on evil and good, gives of His rain and sun.
Days of sunshine or fun cause many to think only of the here and now;
but Jesus said that His was the Life to which we should make our vow.
Actually, our lives are doubly blessed when we put faith in God’s Son–
Upon doing that, it becomes true that real, abundant life has begun.
Saul was on the way to Damascus when he encountered an extraordinary light–
It was the light of Jesus from heaven, through which his life was made right.
So don’t be deceived by bright thoughts of the future that don’t include the Lord.
It’s in losing your life that you’ll find it and have an exceedingly great reward.
P. A. Oltrogge
“As he (Saul) was traveling, it happened that he was approaching Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him; and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?’ And he said, ‘Who are You, Lord?’ And He said, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting…'” Acts 9:3-5
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.'” John 14:6
“Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying ‘I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.’” John 8:12
“But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you in order that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven, for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” Matthew 5:44-45
“Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?'” Matthew 16:24-26
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they might have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10
“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.” Psalm 84:11
“And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb.” Revelation 21:23
All scripture above: (NASB)