In the Light of God

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 12:38 -- Joyce Long

“And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof…and the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.” Revelation 21:23, 25

The winter sun slid along the horizon in northern Alberta. Unlike our sunsets in Pennsylvania it afforded me plenty of time to get my camera and take a series of photos. While it was true the sun was setting early, ending a short winter day of sunshine, the way the sun glided along the horizon made the closing rays of sunshine last surprisingly long.

I thought of other times we’d visited our daughter in Alberta and my husband and I had watched their mystical sunrises and sunsets together. This time I gazed alone. Yet perhaps John was gazing at the other side of the sunset, viewing it from the vastness of space. The largeness of the evening glow to me would be small and rather insignificant to him, were he viewing from the gates of Glory.

If we enjoy sunsets on earth what glorious scenes await us in heaven? Of course the sun never really sets there, nor is the light of it needed for God himself is the light of that city.

Oh! We can only imagine the splendor! But one day…our eyes will behold…our place of blissful abode…where the light of the sun is not wistfully watched until it disappears. Ah, yes, we will live in the LIGHT of our GOD.

~Brenda Weaver

Women's Devotional Image 2012-01-30 07:38