The Moore American

Local News

February 20, 2013

He brought light into the world

MOORE — Over the past two weeks there were many days when the sun failed to shine. It was cold, overcast, snowy and rainy. To sum it up in one word:  gloomy.

Now don’t get me wrong, I know there are states where the sun rarely shines all winter, where the robins never appear until spring (our robins started singing and begging for food two weeks ago,) and the days are long and cold. We are much better off than these, but we still miss the sun when it fails to shine.

It is truly amazing how the sun affects our demeanor. We’ve lamented over the time change that took hours of sunshine out of our day as winter came. Now, we rejoice at even one more minute of sunlight at the end of the day — sometimes even staying light until six o’clock. Oh, what bliss. 

Today it was almost 70 degrees. When we let our dog outside she lifted her face to the sun and as in days gone by, she actually looked like she was smiling.

The sun warmed; energized and helped soothe her arthritic bones. Just another reminder that our furry friends need the sun as much as humans do.

Imagine a world without the sun. Dark, cold, dreary and full of sadness.

That’s just how it was before Jesus came. He brought light into the world and today, we have opportunities every day to share this light. 

With this light brings hope. Hope for a better tomorrow. Hope for positive changes. Hope that we can make it. Maybe that person in the checkout line ahead of you needed a smile and that little gesture lightened their load.

Ah, the opportunities to share His light are endless. May we find ways to spread the light to everyone we meet and brighten someone’s world.

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