For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. – Psalm 84:11
After weeks of mostly gray days, the sun appeared at my house this week.
Somehow, during all that time behind blankets of clouds, the sun has transformed from the hard, bright, distant sun of winter to the soft, golden, bone-melting sun of spring. When I step outside, I find myself shutting my eyes and tilting my face toward its warmth and light.
No matter that the yard is a muddy mess, and that there still may be dark days ahead. I don’t even mind that the sunshine has revealed the dust on every surface and in every corner of my house, kicking into high gear my spring cleaning.
The sun is back!
And along with it, my energy, optimism, and all sorts of exciting plans for the bright days ahead.
How appropriate that our Lord is often compared to the sun in Scripture. When we step into his presence, we are warmed through and through.
In every season, he gives and maintains life.
He reveals all, from our lowest sins to our highest potential.
With his brilliance and beauty, he draws us to himself.
And – as Moses discovered – the longer we bask in his presence, the more brightly we reflect his light.
And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses’ hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him. – Exodus 34:29
Is the spring sun out in your neck of the woods? How is Christ like the sun to you? I welcome your input. Your thoughtful words encourage me every day!