I feel so near to You, Heavenly Father; so near, that I can truly and reverently call you 'Dad' and talk with you, like I am conversing with a friend or relative sitting right next to me.
Except, this moment is even more beautiful because I am sharing it with YOU.
It's such a beautiful evening, and the sun is beaming down, warming my face as I bathe in the final sunlight hours of today.
In my mind I am stretching like a sunflower, tall and willowy, toward the heat, and soaking up the dazzling rays that the sun is pouring out on me. I can feel the power of re-charge!
A gentle breeze teases my hair and cools me down, refreshing every part of being.
My thoughts turn to You, Lord, who created the sun and the breeze for me to enjoy. I recall a verse in your Word that speaks about You being the Son of Righteousness with healing in your wings - and the wind of Your Spirit gently blowing around and over me, refreshing and replenishing this tired vessel.
And then I ponder on how I would not be able to look at the sun with my naked eye for I surely would be blinded. Your Word tells me that your glory is so bright, I could not look on You and live! This awesome light will shine throughout the new heaven and the new earth when this old world has passed away, and there will be no need of sun, moon or stars because this light I cannot look on now, I will be able to gaze into and bathe in; for Your glory will be the light and the Lamb it's lamp.
Sin clearly cannot stay or be part of Your light, Lord, for your light is pure and holy. Didn't St John write that You are the light and the source of life? You bring life as the Light of the World to humanity.
Your light shines out into the darkness, and the darkness will never be able to overcome it! That's how powerful You are, Father!
Your breeze breathes life into my soul. The wind of Your Spirit re-vitalises my spirit. It empowers me to continue to do your work, when I am jaded and worn. You give me life.
Help me to be a light for You, that people around me may see even a glimpse of You - that the darkness they are surrounded by may be blown away by Your Spirit, so Your light can shine on to their lives that they may know You.
You teach us lessons in simple and easy ways. The revelation you have given me is a pearl. It comes from the Pearl of Greatest Price! You truly are an awesome God.
Ref: John 1:1-5, John 6:63, Acts 2:2, Rev 21:23, Malachi 4:2, John 3:8.