This Sabbath Day's weather forecast: Sunny with a high near 80. God sends his warmth on a late winter Sunday when we need it. From upper low to mid 20s forty eight hours ago to mid 50s last night with a wonderful afternoon ahead, wow.
I remember as a boy enjoying the snow and hoping for a day off from school which seldom came, but now later in life I prefer the warmth. And maybe part of it is as I grow older I begin to seriously contemplate my mortality which, of course, we all must face someday. But the warm sunshine on a Sunday afternoon gives me a good idea of what the future will hold, for as a believer in Jesus Christ and making Him my Lord I know that His Light will shine one me with Everlasting Warmth in the life to come. And it is both a comforting and an exciting thought, trying to imagine the glory and beauty of His Kingdom. Sunshine and warmth offer just two wonderful indicators of how wonderful it will be.
Dear Lord: Thank you for the warmth of the sunshine which you provide us. And help us to always remember that all of the natural gifts that you give are but a small sample of the wonders in the Everlasting Life to come. Keep us steadfast and true, avoiding temptation and faltering ways, knowing that with you we will be provided gifts so precious and wondrous that we can't even imagine them. We praise you for your love and the grace that you have given to we mere mortal sinners and for the forgiveness that granted therewith. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Have a wonderful Lord's Day and remember to worship Him wherever you might be. God bless.