Sunshine or Son shine …






“Still, if you set your heart on God and reach out to him, If you scrub your hands of sin and refuse to entertain evil in your home, You’ll be able to face the world unashamed and keep a firm grip on life, guiltless and fearless. You’ll forget your troubles; they’ll be like old, faded photographs. Your world will be washed in sunshine, every shadow dispersed by dayspring.” Job 11:13-17a

As a student in high school, I didn’t appreciate science classes. I found them boring, and wondered why I needed to learn all that stuff—especially when studying biology and dissecting crayfish and frogs.

As a “maturing” adult, I see science experiments all around me—like the corn field across the lane. Near the edge of the field is a grove of trees. The corn nearest the trees is half the height as the corn fully exposed to sunlight. Thus, I understand a plant needs full sun part of the day. There’s a row of bushes by the fence. All stand tall and proud except the one on the end which faces the south, proving to me a plants know how to seek the sun. This is science 101, but it shows me that God is in control of everything.

The best sunshine is that in which the Son, Jesus, shines on our days, beginning when we rise and continues until the sun sets and we close our eyes.

Thank you, Lord, for giving your Son to us to provide a clear path to salvation. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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