Don’t we love the sunshine in spring and summer, especially after a cloudy winter? Sunshine always makes me feel good. The sun also provides nutrients for plants to grow and  Vitamin D for us.

There is another ‘son’ which shines upon us and that is Jesus, the Son of God. We need the shine from this son just as much as we do from nature’s sun. The light which shines from Jesus’ face is the shine of righteousness and salvation.

The writer of Psalm 80 calls out, “Restore us, O God; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.”  (verse 3)

Peter, James and John witnessed  Jesus’ transfiguration. We are told in Matthew 17:2, “There He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.”

The righteous, the believers in Jesus, will see that light for themselves someday.  ” The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.” ( Revelation 21:23)  When Jesus returns and establishes His kingdom here on earth there will be no more need for the sun and moon. The light from Jesus will be the only light we will need.

For now we also have a light we can shine. “In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)

Is the light of Jesus shining through you? Are you going to be experiencing the light shining from Jesus when He returns?


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