He has risen!
Luke 24: 6, Matthew 28:6 and Mark 16:6
Two things to know before committing to this post: I love words and I love Jesus. So there’s almost nothing I love more than words that point people toward Jesus.
If I were God, and let’s thank Him that I’m not, I definitely would place a big bright beacon in the sky to draw my children home, reminding them with each new day of my free offer of grace. (Lamentations 3: 22-23)
What better and more fitting analogy could there be for the “Son” than to call the source of life and light here on earth the “sun”? Perhaps God’s intent was that as we speak of the sun we might pause and see the light (pun intended).
Consider this handful of quotes about the sun, and find encouragement in God’s divine word play by substituting the Son:
“When pain brings you down, don’t be silly, don’t close your eyes and cry, you just might be in the best position to see the sun shine.”
― Alanis Morissette
“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t going away.”
― Elvis Presley
“I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.”
― Edna St. Vincent Millay
“If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.”
― Napoléon Bonaparte
“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.”
― David Viscott
“By day the banished sun circles the earth like a grieving mother with a lamp.”
― Cormac McCarthy
“The sun always shines above the clouds.”
― Paul F. Davis
“Laughter is a sunbeam of the soul.”
― Thomas Mann
“The Sun will rise and set regardless. What we choose to do with the light while it’s here is up to us. Journey wisely.”
― Alexandra Elle
“It is hard to be angry when one has seen the sun rise,’ she said.
It seems to be true,’ he admitted. ‘I wonder why.’
Because it makes one feel so small and insignificant. It has been rising forever and will rise forever no matter what we do or do not do. All our problems are as nothing to the sun.”
― David Gemmell
As you celebrate the Son Rise this Easter enjoy the perpetual presence of the sun and the beautiful, life-sustaining reminder it offers for the hope found in Jesus, the true Son:
I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness,
but will have the light of life.
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