This was the sunset from my bathroom window.
John 8:12 popped into my head.
“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
What a reminder. What a comparison.
God is love. The Sun is a ball of fire.
God loves. The Sun shines.
*My actions do not effect the Sun. I can stay inside all day, I can be outside all the time. The Sun is going to shine nonetheless. The sun’s ability to shine or not shine has nothing to do with me, but without the Sun I would cease to exist.
God does not love us base on what we did. Your actions, your words, your sin is not a measuring stick for how much God loves you. His Love does not waver each day based on your performance. It is constant. God is love. It’s what He does, It’s what He is.
*At night, I might not be able to see the Sun, but I know it’s still there because I am alive. Without the sun and it’s heat, we die.
Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed: by darkness, sin, circumstance, addiction, lust, depression. He is our hope and he is our Comfort through the night. His comfort is like the warmth of the Sun. You can not see warmth, but you can feel it.
*The sun does not make darkness. Darkness is the absence of the sun.
God does not create evil, or make bad things happen. He cannot make evil anymore than the Sun can make darkness. He is the Author of all life, and all good things. Darkness is the absence of God.
I heard this song recently, True Love by Phil Wickham, and the song starts out with:
“Come close, listen to the story about a love more faithful than the morning.”
I was confused at first, how could God’s love be more faithful than the morning? and then it hit me, one day the sun won’t rise, the morning won’t come, but God’s love will still remain.
thankful for the sun, even more thankful for the Son.