This morning I went out to warm up the truck and defrost the windows. It was 6 degrees. One side of the vehicle had the sun shining on it and the heavy frost melted right away. I turned the truck around so the sunshine was hitting the other side and the ice also melted very quickly on that side too. The sun was a tremendous influence. This caused me to think about a couple of meditations:
When we turn to God, He is the greatest influence in our lives.
"But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall." (Malachi 4:2)
We are to be a powerful influence in this world. God will not forget us.
"Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear." (Matthew 13:43) This was Jesus concluding statement of the teaching of Jesus that we generally call the parable of the tares.
There is a great day coming when we will no longer need the sun, because we will be in the presence of God the Father and Our Saviour, His Son. "And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb." (Revelation 21:23)
Enjoy the sunshine today and walk in the light of God.