Here in the Sunshine State we are fortunate that we don't often have long spells of drab and dreary weather, but this past week has been unusual. All week long was gray with rain until the sun finally peeked through on Friday and Saturday was bright and brilliant. What a difference the weather makes.
Having spent years earlier in dreary winter climes, I knew that the body suffers physically from lack of sunshine and it has a dampening effect on our mental state. We need sunshine and warmth and long periods without can create significant adverse consequences for us.
But something many of us don't think much about is the impact of light on our spiritual side, our soul. Many go about their daily lives never thinking about the need for comfort and care from a loving God, yet when in fear or trouble they often then finally turn to Him. The problem is that God doesn't want us to turn to Him only when we are frightened or hurting, He wants and expects us to follow Him always.
Why do you think that the Father sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to earth to die for us? Think about it: Jesus Christ, a Man-God with heavenly powers allowed Himself to suffer as a mortal human would in a most horrific death on the Cross. God gave us His Son with the offer that if we changed our ways, stopped sinning, and lived for Him, He would grant us Eternity at His table in Heaven above.
So remember that in addition to our physical being with the limitation built in to the human body which needs warmth and light, our inner spiritual self, the soul, has similar needs. And more importantly, if these needs are met the fear and darkness of death will be taken away from us and replaced with spiritual life forever. Even more, this joy in the spiritual realm will have no physical limitations, with no pain, no suffering and no limitations of space and time. The indescribable joy and glory will be with us forever more.
So what are your waiting for? It's Sunday morning and if you need to commit or recommit your life to Him, get up, get dressed and head to church. It's a good place to start and believe me, you'll feel better for it. And then commit to staying the course through prayer, reading of the Holy Bible and group worship regularly. Practice makes perfect and it will nourish your soul.
Have a wonderful Sunday and never forget the One who gave you life. He is waiting to make it endless. God bless.