Over the weekend, I had an opportunity to watch the sun rise over Chicago. Its rays shimmered across the icy waters of Lake Michigan and bounced off the windows of the high rises and towers reflecting columns of light across the frozen waters. While splashing light across the awakening city, the sun also painted soft hues of pink across the heavens.
I like watching the sun’s glory mingle with man’s magnificent buildings and structures. It reminds me that God and man belong together. Each daybreak is an opportunity to recall that God is exalted over all the earth. Man, as a creature, is to walk with God, the giver of Light, in a posture of humble adoration. As the sun continues to rise higher in the morning sky, God’s abundant light pours into the world, casting out the darkness.
God’s Son mingled on earth a man with men. He said, “While I am in the world, I am the light of the world” (John 9:5). While Jesus was in the world He sent the light of God into the shadows of sin and death, casting out the darkness. He shines brightest on the cross, where the piercing light of Holy God could not be vanquished by the charging forces of darkness. “Light has come into the world” (John 3:19) “and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5).
Brighter than any sun, Christ’s light still shines in the world through the power of the Holy Spirit, who brings the truth to mankind that God and man belong together.
Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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