Sunday, May 17, 2015

Thank God for Sunshine!!!!!!

I am so grateful for sunshine!!! It brings so much happiness into my life and the lives of others. I have a missionary cousin, who, in every email she sends, tells us how wonderful the sunshine is! And it never gets old. No matter how many times she has, or will, let us know how much she loves the sunshine, I don't think I will get tired of it. I totally understand how she feels! The sun is one of the most wonderful gifts from our Heavenly Father! 

In Alma 30:44, Alma tells Korihor, the Anti-Christ, that "all things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator." I think that the sun can be included in this context as a planet, even if it isn't actually one. It is a wonderful witness of God's unfailing creation. 

Sometimes the flowers aren't in bloom. Sometimes the leaves on the trees are not there. Sometimes it doesn't rain. "If the flowers, the leaves, and the rain are all creations of God," someone might ask, "then why are they not always here? Is God not 'the same, yesterday, today, and forever?" Yes, He is. The flowers will bloom again, the sky will eventually shed rain, and the leaves will grow back. "But they are not always the same; they are not always here." Look at the sun. It is always the same, it is always there. Without fail, every morning the sun will rise somewhere. It is a beautiful and constant reminder of God's mercy and love and gentleness.

There are several verses throughout the Standard Works that tell us of the glory and symbolism of the sun. I love D&C 88:7, which talks about the relationship and similarities of Jesus Christ and the sun. (Another missionary cousin of mine once told us of a church marquee she saw--'Today's weather forecast: God reigns and the Son shines!' It goes perfectly with this verse!)

A few other verses are D&C 76:70, which is about the symbolism of the sun in relation to the celestial kingdom, and 2 Samuel 23:4, once again talking about how Jesus Christ is like the sun. The sun is a wonderful way to teach people about the Savior!

Tell me your favorite things about the sun!

On another, totally different note: In Sunday School today, my teacher showed us a neat video...I really recommend it for FHE or just for some uplifting media.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm going to pay more attention to the sun and the blessings I received from God. Thanks for the reminder/insight.