Wednesday, September 3, 2014

From Sun Rays to Son Rays

Back Mountain Trail
photo by Pam Williams
Walking along the Back Mountain Trail the other day I rounded a bend and stopped abruptly as I saw several beams of sunlight that were made distinctly apparent by smoke from a nearby house. While I probably would have noticed a sunny spot along the otherwise shadowy path, the smoke dramatically unveiled the sun’s rays.

Mulling over this beautiful sight, I realized that God can make Himself known to us in a similar manner. While we may understand that Jesus is present in a general way, we mosey through life, taking little note of his light shining on our way.

Often, however, trials highlight Jesus’ sustaining and guiding presence with us. It is then that we can’t miss him! Just like the smoke made the sunbeams obvious, challenges tend to open our eyes to the Son’s rays—the invisible light of God shining even in our darkest situations.

How have past troubles given you a greater awareness of God’s presence? How has that helped you as you deal with a current testing in your life?

“I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called--his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.”
Ephesians 1:18

P.S. Can you see the man wearing the white t-shirt in my photo? As we walk through difficult circumstances, let us realize that we are not alone. God is there, going before us.


©2014 Pamela D. Williams