It’s amazing how the weather affects me. Those who suffer from SAD know exactly what I’m talking about. The past couple of days, the sun has been shining gloriously and I’ve been filled with energy. Today though, waking up to a gray, overcast sky made me want to just go back to bed. I’ve still managed to be productive, but it’s been a struggle.
In my quiet time this morning, God reminded me of Job and how he felt as though he were in the “land of gloom like thick darkness,like deep shadow without any order,where light is as thick darkness.” (Job 10:22) To be sure, Job’s darkness was much bleaker than mine and God restored him. Why do I think He would do any less for me?
I realize I am treating the sun like a functional savior. If only the sun would shine or I lived in a nicer climate, my life would be perfect! Of course that is ridiculous. I guess I need to look beyond the glorious sunshine – to who created it – and give glory where it is due. It is God who deserves my honor and praise – not the weatherman.
In his second letter to the Corinthians, the apostle Paul reminds us that knowledge is light…and what is truly glorious is that God chose to show us who he is in the person and work of Jesus. Sort of gives “light therapy” a whole new perspective, doesn’t it?
No, the sun cannot save me. But, the Son can…and has.
“he dawns on them like the morning light, like the sun shining forth on a cloudless morning, like rain that makes grass to sprout from the earth”. (2Samuel 23:4)