Warmth of Sonlight

Living in an area that doesn’t get to experience snow very often has allowed me to experience its presence in a fresh way.

Week before last, as roads thawed and cars were able to gently amble their way back around town, I was struck by the pattern of the melt of snow.

Hills that received morning light held onto their blanket of white
much longer than those that were bathed with the warmer, afternoon sun.

And of course, neighborhoods with heavy tree presence lost their snow at a much slower pace than open fields or grassy areas.

While snow was melted in the open, sunny areas
it could still be found tucked behind hedges,
protected by trees, fence posts and telephone poles.

The snow literally took the pattern of the shadow
as the sun melted away the chill.

The spiritual/physical principle that came to mind is from this verse
1 John 1:4

5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you,
that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.

Where there is sun …..
the snow … the ice … the cold …. the “darkness”
melts away.

Like Jesus spoke in parables, paralleling the spiritual and physical worlds, God convicts and teaches me through similar daily events.

When we move the barriers,
the Son …. pours Himself onto the cold, dark areas of our lives,
the chill is melted away.
Because where there is light
there can be no darkness.
Where we allow Him to pour Himself,
our lives are clean, fresh, and warm.

Watching this physical representation of a spiritual principle
made me wonder:
What am I hiding behind the
walls, hedges, posts and poles in my life?
What chilly, icy things am I keeping
safely tucked away
where HIS light cannot melt and cleanse
because I am holding on ….
hiding?

I contemplate
and pray for spring
and for a full thaw of everything I keep hidden.

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