But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves. Malachi 4:2
Mornings when the sun shines bright and firm is a morning when I tend to feel refreshed by the warmth of it’s rays. It’s almost magical, but the truth of those rays, the refreshment and comfort all come from the Creator. What seemingly exists as another day, the “repeat event” that happens over and over is actually shaped into existence, designed for me, uniquely adorned and set to display the glory of the Lord!
And on those unique mornings when in the field the cattle even turn into the rays of the sun, something happens. They frolic. Frolic? They dance in the sunshine, play in the warmth of the sun and in their youth play in the spirit of who they are!
Does my heart see that sun? Does my spirit taste and see that the Lord is good and dance in the rays of His healing? I say yes, but is it not dependent on if I see that sun? What happens on an overcast day when the sun does not touch the ground? Will my heart sing? Will I frolic?
God shines with healing in His rays regardless of the circumstances that bring a dense fog to my world. Knowing this is one thing, but believing this is believing that God is exactly who He says He is. Further, it’s having faith in that which cannot be seen and knowing in that faith that His healing comes in trusting throughout life — not just when the sun shines bright! Clouds pass, but the sun shines forever!
Lord Jesus, I praise you not because of who I am, but because of who you are! You are the everlasting truth and healing in all things. You have come each morning to kiss the breath of this earth with the healing power of your righteousness. Through this I dance . . . I dance knowing my spirit is well-fed!
by: Mark Cruver