I love sunflowers.
Sunflower faces follow the sun.
Yet, their downturned faces when the day is gloomy and grey only enhances the feeling of ‘loss’ and ‘despair’ in folks who pass.
They will turn again towards the light when it appears.
Unlike these beautiful images of God’s creation, who show the journey of their life only on the good days –
We, who belong to the Saviour – His Children – are called to have upturned faces towards HIM,even in personal dark places.
JOY IN THE LORD (our Hope and prayer) because of WHO HE IS is not because of personal circumstances.
JESUS THE ETERNAL LIGHT OF THE WORLD
His Light is ever available from our personal relational God to us to bring HELP and Hope.
The O.T. Prophet Habakuk inspires us in response to calamity……
’ Yet, I will rejoice in the Lord’
In the New Testament, Paul and Silus, left us all a rich example and heritage of not being defeated. They stood firm in their dark circumstances. They experienced joy. … in worship and prayer.(and even miraculous deliverance) Acts 16.
May we too find TRUTH in the statement.
THE JOY OF THE LORD is our STRENGTH. Neh 8:10