Something amazing happened at our house two days ago. We opened the blinds on our front door to let some sunshine in. No, that’s not the amazing part, though we are rarely home during the day to do this.
I’m sitting at the kitchen table enjoying a mid morning cup of coffee when Nancy says, “Sweetheart, come in here; look at this!” I put down my phone to investigate.😌
As soon as I set foot in the living room, I see it: a perfect shadow of the word JOY on the wall. A look across the room reveals the source— sun light blasting through blinds on the door.
The pristine silhouette lasted about ten minutes, until the angle of the sun changed. Alas, the poet Robert Frost says it best, “Nothing gold can stay.”
Folks, this is enough to turn a amateur theologian into a full on philosopher. There has to be some sort of stoical metaphor in this situation.🤔 Actually, a spiritual application is more useful. 😇
For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes, and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.1 John 2:15-16 (NIV)
Kind reader, 1000 years from now only what we did for Christ will last. Everything else is like shadows on the wall. The world’s brand of fleeting desire will never reach the power of the real thing, coming straight from heaven’s throne!
This joy that I have
The world can’t take it away
It belongs to God
You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace;Isaiah 55:12a (NIV)
Thank you for reading. 🙏❤️