With an 18 day old knee we thought it not prudent for me to be clearing the driveway. Anyway it was only an inch or so of snow. Surely tomorrow’s sun would take care of it. It did not. The next morning the eastern sun’s rays warmed and cleared the driveway across the street but by noon the now obscured sun’s rays from the west did not clear our drive. We now have a rink we could rent out to a local hockey team.
I cannot say enough about the blessings of sunlight. Neither can I say enough about the blessings of Sonlight. It is fascinating what it does and what it does not do. Paul is a case study. Prior to Sonlight he was an ambitious zealot. After Sonlight he was an ambitious zealot. Prior to Sonlight he was willing to kill for his cause. After Sonlight he was willing to die for his cause. Prior to Sonlight he used his incredible intellect to maintain an aged system of faith. After Sonlight he used his incredible intellect to establish something totally new. Prior to Sonlight he bragged of his own perfection. After Sonlight he only had praise for the perfection of the Son.
What will Sonlight do for us? Will it melt our iciness toward others? Will it give us something in life worth dying for? Will it make us sensitive to other’s pain? Will Sonlight bleach out the stains of an old life? Sonlight gives us new reasons to arise each morning? Sonlight breeds within us an entirely new family history. No longer are we the sons of Scotland or France. Now we are the sons of the Living God who has made us princes and princesses of the entire universe.
Written by Roger Bothwell on January 13, 2015
Spring of Life, PO Box 124, St. Helena, CA 94574