|Posted on July 27, 2020 at 7:45 AM|
Lately we have had days where the clouds prevail and rain intermittently passes through. This helps the crops grow tall and flowering plants are refreshed. Unfortunately the rain also leaves the dewpoint high resulting in high humidity, so on sunny days we get sweltering heat.
But I still enjoy Minnesota summers. I love to spend as much time outside as I can, especially on the sunny days. In my younger years I would lay in the backyard reading and trying to gain a decent tan. I often rode my bike over to the city pool to enjoy the cool waters and time with friends. These days I still pedal my bike around the neighborhood and laze on my patio to enjoy the outdoors as much as I can, although I’m more careful about spending too much time directly in the sun!
I love sunshine. Our sun sends needed light to our earth, and provides energy used by plants in the photosynthesis process to synthesize foods from carbon dioxide and water. The process releases oxygen which we need to breathe. The sun gives us this food and oxygen as well as wonderful light for us to see and enjoy the world around us. We may not always see the sun, but it is always there. And without the sun, human beings would not survive.
When ever I think about the sun, I also think about the Son. The Son of God provides us with His body for food, the Spirit for breath, and light to guide us on life’s journey. Even though we may not always see Him, He is always there. Without Jesus, we could not survive spiritually.
This week, I encourage you to spend a little time out in the sun if you can. Soak up its warmth and meditate on the photosynthesis process going on all around you. Breath in deeply the life-giving oxygen, and while doing so, gently shift your thoughts to Jesus. Thank Him for the gift of life, and for the blessings He has bestowed upon you. Rest in that spot for a moment, gliding in the physical sunshine and in the eternal Sonshine.
Have a blessed Monday!
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