Soaking up summer sunshine is wonderful! I hope being out in the sunshine this week has prompted you to praise God for who He is and all He has done in your life. As we close our week of reflection on the fact that God is light, today’s verse reminds us that one day, if we know Jesus, we will no longer need the light of the sun or moon, or man-made electricity to provide illumination. The glory of the Lord will be our light and shine brilliantly around us!
The sun shall be no more your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give you light; but the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory. — Isaiah 60:19-20
Can you imagine a day when the presence of the Lord will be the only illumination needed?
Not only will the light of His presence be brilliant but it will be all we need. Living in the light of His presence will be our glory, in other words the place where we find worth, significance and total acceptance. As you ponder these thoughts, read this verse from 1 Timothy:
Fight the good fight for the faith; take hold of eternal life that you were called to and have made a good confession about in the presence of many witnesses. In the presence of God, who gives life to all, and of Christ Jesus…I charge you to keep the command without fault or failure until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ. God will bring this about in His own time. He is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings, and the Lord of lords, the only One who has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light; no one has seen or can see Him, to Him be honor and eternal might. Amen. —1 Timothy 6:12-16
What does this verse teach you about who God is, what He will do, and who you are in Him? List all you learn and bask in the glow of His glorious presence today!
Spend some time reflecting on the verses from today and on the fact that God is the Everlasting Light! How does knowing God as Everlasting Light change your perspective today?
It’s my prayer that through this summer series we will, “from the rising of the sun to its setting”, focus on our amazing God. We’ll take the Word for the day and think about it, ponder it, pray it and practice it. We’ll allow it to really SOAK into our hearts and lives. And then we’ll SHINE — boast, rave, praise and celebrate God’s presence in our lives, reflecting Jesus to those around us!
Would you consider sharing what you have learned and your praise celebration with others? Leave a comment below!
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