Partly Sunny…

girlcld     I’ve decided the weather anchors shouldn’t say ‘partly cloudy’.

Why not partly sunny? Instead of chances of rain, what about the chances of sun?

It’s all how we look at it. The Father calls us to be light, to bring light to dark places. And, oh, there are many dark places in our world. Darkness tries to creep in to every life – and so we need to share our light, whether with our best friend or a total stranger.

Seeking the Light is a daily, sometimes minute by minute, quest. Darkness wants to overwhelm, discourage, convince us of partly cloudy and the storm. But the Light reminds us of unfailing love and our forever.

“You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.” (1Thessalonians 5:5 NIV)

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I’m a morning person, as long as ‘morning’ has light. I do not consider 5am morning – it’s still dark. But once that light filters through the window, no alarm clock is necessary. I want to get up, go out back to see if there are new flowers, smell the early air, hear the twitter of birds.

The Light that awakens our souls is Jesus. Each day the Father rouses me with the Light of His Son. “For God, who said ‘Let light shine out of darkness, made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ’.” (2Corinthians 4:6 NIV)

So how about we be weather anchors for God? When the storms threaten darkest is when the world most needs our forecast.

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When my mom passed away, darkness was where my heart rested. As I drove away from the little town where she lived out her last few years, I turned on the radio. The song playing was called ‘I Can See Clearly Now’. Two of the lines are “Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind, It’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day”. A Father who is in every detail gave a grief stricken daughter a forecast that this is not all there is.

Someday it will always be a bright, sunshiny day. God tells us that we are “a people belonging to God, that we may declare the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His wonderful light.”  (1Peter 2:9 NIV) Today, I think I will declare that though now it’s partly sunny, someday Sonshine will be our everyday.

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