The Lord led me to start getting up early and going for a walk/jog in the mornings and spend time with Him. It is such a blessing to spend time in His creation and enjoy its beauty each morning. There is much that can be learned by observing God’s handy work. One morning as I walked along the driveway and came to the end where the trees stop and the view of the sky opens up, I looked over to see the sunrise. I usually see the beautiful rays peaking over the mountain as the sun slowly gets higher and higher. This morning I got up a little late so the sun was already fully risen. As I looked over, I looked at the sun and then looked back to my path and I could still see those spots. As kids our parents tell us not to look directly at the sun but we all try it at some point and we see those lingering spots. It changes our vision immediately. I then thought about how the SUN relates to the SON, Jesus. I don’t think it is just coincidence that the sun in the sky and the Son of God sound the same. Once you see the Son, it changes your vision and your see those spots of Him everywhere you look. The difference is that the spots we see when we look up at the sunrise eventually fade but when we see the Son of God, our vision is changed for all eternity. Every where we look we see things differently. Our eyes are opened and His light shines on our lives and we cannot put that light out. His Holy Spirit then becomes our guide and if we are obedient, His light will shine through us to light the path for others to come to know that light. When others look at us they should see that light. That light will shine in the darkness of this world. The light of Jesus is the only way to heal the spiritual blindness that fogs our vision of God’s plan for our lives.
“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (John 8:12 KJV)