Weather affects our journeys. We may take shelter from the storm or venture warily into a fog. We may feel parched with drought or refreshed by the rain. The winds may threaten to blow us off our feet or tickle our faces with a gentle breeze.
However, through all types of weather, the sun still shines. Even when we can’t see it.
The sun beams energy to earth. Plants transform that light into energy while synthesizing CO2 and water into carbohydrates. Our bodies take sunlight and turn it into vitamin D. Solar panels convert the sun’s energy into electricity to power homes, cars, yard lights and even calculators.
The sun also brings warmth in the ideal amount necessary to sustain life. Not too hot and not too cold. Equal times of light and dark. (Hmm. God sure knew what he was doing as the Creator.)
What about my life? I want the sun to shine on me. For everything to be bright and beautiful and to soak up the energy I need for life. For my needs to be met fully. To not be weighed down by the winter blues but to be free to romp and play outside in the grass like I did as a child.
Yet, I must remember that there is a necessary balance between different types of weather. And God grants just the right amount of sunny days — for me. And, even when I can’t see past the clouds or fog, the sun is still shining because God still reigns. That truth is enough to warm my heart on the coldest of days.
What about you? Do you complain when the sun doesn’t shine? How do you use or store that energy? And, do you need the Son?