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Brighter Than the Sun

I am just at the very beginning of knowing God. I hopefully have a long road ahead of getting to know Him deeper; instead of it seeming arduous, I see it as a road filled with amazing adventures.

For instance, this morning when reading Acts 26:13, I read these words, written by Luke, about his good friend Paul’s encounter with the risen Christ:  “At midday, O King, I saw on the way a light from heaven, ‘brighter than the sun, that shone around me and those journeyed with me.”

These words jumped at me off of my cell phone screen: “brighter than the sun.” Wait just a minute, I need to step back and try and understand what Luke is saying. I cannot even imagine in my small mind a light brighter than the sun. How many times do I try and put God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit in a box, limiting them? This makes me feel so good inside knowing I am connected to Jesus, who is able to come to earth, from Heaven and produce a light so bright that He is “brighter than the sun.” And it also makes me fear God more knowing that He is extremely powerful, perfectly powerful, and capable of anything. I also recognize that I am not at all powerful and not capable of anything apart from Him. I need more humility in my life to live the life I was created to live in Christ.

Being connected to God, to this bright light, is what we need to overcome the ups and downs of life that we all experience. To overcome the dark times in our lives, to overcome sin, to overcome everything that weighs and tears us down, so that we can live the life we were created to live. “Set your minds on things that are above, not things that are on earth” (Colossians 3:2).

Jesus is my light source. I seek to invite Him into my life and focus on Him more and more. Although He is brighter than the sun, instead of being blinded, He enables me to see things the way He does.


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