Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Enjoying the Sonshine by Steph Beth Nickel

We recently returned from a vacation to Canada's breathtaking Rockies. Dave, my hubby, worked in Jasper for two summers and a Christmas before we were married. However, we had never visited together. We were thrilled to have the opportunity this year. (We have been married for 35 years.)

The weather was beautiful and we most definitely enjoyed the sunshine.

Below are three pictures Dave took while we were there:

The sun is usually an important factor when on vacation. It affects what we do, where we go, and how fulfilling we find the experience.

No matter how spectacular the scenery (and it was) or how brightly the sun shone (and it did), it's almost insignificant compared to the impact the Son has on our lives.

And, amazingly, while Jesus makes it clear from various passages in the gospel of John that He is the Light of the World, He also refers to His followers in this way. (See Matthew 5:14-16.)

So whether we're on vacation or in the midst of our day-to-day routine ... whether the sun is shining brightly or the clouds are thick and grey ... may we all shine brightly in the days ahead.


Ruth Smith Meyer said...

Nothing like the rockies to inspire one and bring one closer to God. They never fail to inspire me. Thanks for sharing the pictures and your thoughts.

Peter Black said...

I've never reached the rockies, Steph, thanks for bring them to me via these gorgeous photos. Lovely thoughts . . . Hmm, walking in the wonder of the Light - the light of the Son. Thanks. ~~+~~

Glynis said...

Magnificent photos. Tell your hubby he did a fine job. I love the last one with the sun shining through the heart shaped cloud. Sort of reminds me of God's love shining down on us.
And yes, as important as the sun is to us, there is no comparison to the Son! Beautiful.

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