What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
Remember: "When God closes a door, He always opens a window!" You never know what might be out there waiting for you!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Secret Garden Chronicles ~ What A Difference The Light Makes! - A Lenten Devotional

Yesterday morning as I was taking a walk, I couldn't help but notice this palmetto standing tall  and proud and actually glowing with the sunlight shining through, giving it a radiance that could only come from the sun.

Today I walked past that same palmetto and was astounded by the drab and dreary difference in this once glorious palm...why?  Because there was no sunlight shining through.

I couldn't help but think about what a difference the sunlight makes, not only in drab palmettos, but in our lives as well!  But now I am thinking of a different kind of LIGHT...the SON-LIGHT of the world...Jesus Christ, the SON of God!

Jesus was speaking to the Pharisees in John 8:12 when He said:

"I AM the Light of the world.  
He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness,
but have the Light of life."

In John 1:3-5, we learn more about Jesus Christ, the Word of God:

3.  "All things were made through Him, and without Him
nothing was made that was made.

4.  In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

5.  And the light shines in the darkness, 
and the darkness did not comprehend it."

And in verse 9, we understand that Jesus Christ was that true Light...

9.  "That was the true Light which gives light
to every  man coming into the world.

In Matthew 5, Jesus' great "Sermon on the Mount", He tells His disciples:

14.  "You are the light of the world.  
A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.

15.  Nor do they light a lamp and  put it under a basket,
but on a lampstand,
and it gives light to all who are in the house.

16.  Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works and 
glorify your Father in heaven."

As we continue in our Lenten journey toward Easter, let us focus on letting the SON Light shine through us, shedding His glorious Light on everyone we meet.  Don't be drab and dreary like that palmetto was this morning...let Christ's Light shine through you and light up the world!!

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  1. Yes!!

    That's what we need. Praying for sunlight...and Sonlight...in our world!

    1. "Heavenly SONshine, Heavenly SONshine, flooding my soul with glory divine!"
      Remember that little song? Yes, we need the SONlight of Jesus shining in our world today!!!

  2. Pam: It is always refreshing to come to your blog. I always come away feeling I gained insight into what God wants of me. Thank you for that. The absence of Son-light brings about so many negative consequences that we eventually have to own up to.

    1. Thank you, Cecilia, for that very kind compliment. I am honored and humbled that you feel refreshed by this blog...and I give God the glory for that...for He is the true author of what I write...at least that is always my hope and goal. Let HIS SON-Light shine through in all I say and do! Praise God!!

  3. Oh yes, it's my prayer each morning to be a shining light for Him. We do have to Let it.

    1. Yes, we do have to LET it shine. Sometimes we LET the clouds cover up our light, and then people can't see God's radiance shining through. It is definitely something to think about before we speak or act out in any way that could be displeasing to Him. Such an awesome responsibility...but thankfully the Lord is there to guide us and help us every day. Thank you for letting your light shine too!!

  4. Love how you have paralleled the sun light and the SON Light, Pam. It is such a wonderful picture you have portrayed about us allowing the SON Light to shine through that others might see Him. Hugs to you.

    1. Thank you Dianna...all glory to God. He put that palmetto right there in my path yesterday and today...I couldn't resist it yesterday when it was so radiant...and then today, when there was no sun shining, I was shocked to see how dull it looked...and it was like God turned a light on in my head and said..."There you go...tell our friends to let MY SONlight shine through them today!" So thankful for God's faithfulness to us each day.

  5. As I read your post, I was singing to myself. Heavenly Sonlight, heavenly Sonlight, ... you know the rest. Your photos are beautiful! Did you also know the song, Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam? It kind of fits with the light of the Son in us!

  6. I know I'm gonna let my little light shine, Pam, all the way through Lent!

  7. Oh Pam, thank you for this call to let our lights shine! The light of the sun (better yet the Son!) really makes a difference on how things appear. I'm gonna let my little light shine and won't let Satan blow it out!



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