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It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth. Psalm 19:6 NIV

Early morning is my favorite time of day. I don’t enjoy getting out of bed, but on the occasions when I do I love to watch the eastern sky begin to lighten. If you listen carefully you will hear the beginnings of life. The soft, first chirps of the day as the birds awaken soon gives way to to joyous praise. The cool evening/night temperatures soon feel the warming of the suns first rays. A new day has begun as the earth feels the warming effects of the sun.

Up here in the north we often see frost on the ground in the cold months of the year. As the sun raises into the sky the frost melts away. As the sun rises there is a line of frost left behind, waiting to be touched by the warmth of the new day.

The power of the sun is incredible. There isn’t a single place on earth that isn’t affected by it. Whether you go to the deepest parts of the ocean or the top of the highest mountain, the sun has some effect. If you live in the frozen tundra of the north or the tropical climates of the south, you are affected by the sun. On cloudy days we may seem sad or depressed, but that’s because we don’t see the sun, not because it’s not effecting us. It’s always there.

Rise above the earth now and enter outer space. Travel billions of miles away. The light of our sun may not warm the outer reaches of our universe, but it’s light, like the light of any star, travels infinitely.

The Psalmist talks about the sun and it’s travel across our sky. He reminds us that nothing, absolutely nothing is out of reach of its warmth. The word picture he paints is one that reminds us of our savior. When Jesus rose from the grave we are told there was a great light. Some think this light was emitting from the tomb where our Lord lay. Regardless of whether that is true or not, the light of our savior has been effecting us ever since and will for all eternity.

No matter where you are in life, you aren’t out of reach of Jesus. No matter how far from home you are, he is with you. No matter how much you miss loved ones gone before you, he walks beside you. When the doctor gives bad news, his hand is on your shoulder. When you are without a job or direction, he helps you along the way.

There is no place you can go in this world to escape the effects of the sun. There is no place in this world where you can go to escape the effects of the SON! Nothing you can do or have done will ever change that. No one else can take that fact from you. Go out today and enjoy the warmth of the Son in your life.

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, there are days when I feel so alone and lost. Days when I forget how much I rely on you for the daily needs as well as the crisis needs in my life. Thank you that I can never escape your presence. Amen.

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