Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Abundant Sunshine

During my freshman year of college one of the first things I would do when I woke up every morning was check the weather forecast on my iPod. Living in Oklahoma, the one thing you can always predict is that the weather will be unpredictable. On morning during the spring semester I was checking the weather and all the forecast said was, “Abundant Sunshine.” Is there a more lovely way to describe a sunny day than to say, “Abundant Sunshine?” I do not think so. The more I thought about this description of the weather, the more it made me think of Christ in our lives. I was reading today in Matthew 4 during my quiet time. It talked about Jesus going to live in Capernaum fulfilling Isaiah 9:1-2.  In verse 2 of Isaiah 9 it says, “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.” Christ is abundant sunshine in our lives, and when we pay even the small amount of attention to what is going on around us we can see little evidences of this sunshine everywhere. This is my goal. Daily God blesses me with more than I could ever realize or deserve. I spend so much time focusing on things that do not even matter and I miss out on Christ’s “abundant sunshine” in my life.
“Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” –Psalm 73:25-26
 I want to take the time to recognize these daily blessings in my life. I do not want to miss out on the “abundant sunshine” around me, and I want to share this sunshine with others. Being a public relations major (excuse me, strategic communications); I was told it is good for pr majors to maintain a blog. So although I do not like murder (or blood for that matter) I decided I would “kill two birds with one stone” and start a blog documenting just some of God’s many daily blessings in my life. It is highly probable that very few people, if anyone, will read what I write. That is totally okay. But even if just one person reads my little blog, I hope it serves to bless their heart and shed some of Christ’s “abundant sunshine” in their life.

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