The Sun is Bright
Today I was driving toward downtown and the sun was filling my entire view. It was wonderful. It looked bigger than normal somehow. You want to know what my deeply profound thought was in those moments?
Man, the sun is bright.
Then I thought, well, duh. Of course, the sun is bright. And before you have me fitted for my very own helmet-for-life, it can be fairly long stretches here in Juneau, AK between sightings of that big, bright ball of fire in the sky.
I knew it was bright above all those clouds, but seeing it today demanded a response from me. It was bold and alive, beautiful and unable to be ignored.
There are certain things that are like that. It doesn’t matter that they’re obvious, you can’t get away from it because it’s so in-your-face that it demands a response.
Brokenness is one of those things.
So is God.
It may be hidden or seem lessened sometimes, but it’s not long before the brokenness of humanity comes front-and-center. It’sÂ aggressiveÂ and oppressive. It certainly demands a response.
AlcoholÂ and drug abuse, an affair, suicide, running away–there are so many things that seem like viable options when brokenness is in our faces and won’t back down. It pushes and prods. It covers us in darkness and confusion.
Unless we understand the goodness, love, grace, forgiveness, and mercy of the Lord, we may treat symptoms in ourselves or others without addressing the real issues. When we truly see Him though–when we experience His life-changing truth–we may find ourselves stating the obvious, but it doesn’t matter.
We have to praise. We have to exalt. We have to see that nothing is impossible for Him.
For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
the LORD bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless. –Psalm 84:11
I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living. –Psalm 27:13
How long has it been since you’ve ‘seen’ God and it demanded a response? Is there anything keeping you from experiencing Him today? Care to state some obvious truths here?
This post is part of theÂ One Word blog carnival hosted by Peter Pollock where this time the topic is Broken. Head on over to read all the posts there.