One of my favorite songs came from the Beatles back in the day, "Here Comes The Sun". After spending a mini vacation at the beach, there is no doubt that feeling the effects of the sun's penetrating rays and constant light have slowed me down and re-centered my thought process. We all need some sun.
And we need The Son as well.
"Little darling, it's alright," so the Beatles say. "My son be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus." 2 Tim 2:1. In a world of much darkness and un-forgiveness, a light must shine to show the way. Someone has to reassure us that it is going to be alright. Someone has to show us that grace is more powerful than any other emotional feelings that are empowering our current moment.
Here Comes The Son to show us that regardless of what is happening, or what anyone else says, life will work itself out and in the end, and if we believe in The Son, our very best days of eternal joy are ahead of us.
While walking along the beach, I looked up at the sun and thought to myself, it's alright to be happy, to enjoy being blessed, and to remember that the Lord himself led us out of any darkness we have ever faced, and he has made us strong to face any situation that we may yet experience.
It's alright, God has our back. And he has placed us on this earth to be his sons and daughters to show the way to the Son that always shines. What's your forecast today?
Hope it is Son-ny and bright!
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.