I have to admit I just love the summer. Waking with the brightness of the early morning sun streaming into the bedroom is just so wonderful. The sense that the day is going to be bright and warm causes one to think about all the potential of the day ahead. Breakfast can be in the garden rather than the kitchen or dining room, although I guess for some they may prefer it in bed. The sun makes you hit the ground running, full of zeal for what can be accomplished.
Spiritually we have the ‘Son’ in our hearts every day. It is Jesus who causes us to arise every morning with a sense of purpose and potential. We leap into the day rejoicing along the pathway that leads to all the potential a new day with ‘the Son’ can bring. Proverbs 4 v 18 says: ‘The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day’.
Isaiah 60 v 1: ‘Arise, shine for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you’. Each day we are presented with the possibility of displaying the glory of God. He is the light that has shone into our hearts. His message, his Spirit, his power and His glory has caused the light of the knowledge of the glory of God to be shed abroad in our hearts. 2 Corinthians 4 v 6: 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’. The more time we spend looking at the face of our Lord the brighter the light will shine through us. It is his light we are displaying and not our own. This creates more than a positive outlook for the day because it causes us to arise in supernatural strength and expectancy as we live out his purpose.
SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER
Our young people won’t remember the hit song entitled; ‘School’s out for summer’. Some of the older folks in HICC will remember the track, I have to say; it’s probably even a bit before my time. It was written in a time when caution might be thrown to the wind and rebellion was strong. ‘If it feels good do it’ was probably the best slogan that describes the era of the song. When we take our break and head into the holiday time we hold fast to our Saviour. We press into His fullness and make every moment count for Him. Enjoy the summer but fill it with everything that pleases God.
Let’s make the summer count for Christ. Bring someone along to our summer meetings. Keep sharing your faith as the ‘Son’ shines through and God will give you the joy of seeing people saved and set free. Have a great summer. Let’s pray we actually get some sun.