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21 June 2005

Summer Solstice

The first day of summer is one of my favorite days of the year. My love for the light was reinforced this morning as I enjoyed a devotional by Chris Donato that appeared in the April 2005 issue of Tabletalk by Ligonier Ministries.

In "The Lord of Light and Love," Donato talks about the misconception of God as a "grandfatherly, cuddly type" when He is actually "a blazing glory...a glaring light, devouring flame, burning bush, pillar of fire." Pagans worshipped the created sun and moon instead of the Creator God, Who is Light. Donato sees God as light in two ways: revelation and holiness. The revealed truth of God is light and the absolute perfection of God is light.

It's more than today's warm temperatures and sunshine that cause me to appreciate the summer solstice. The longest day of light brings to mind the eternal day of the New Jerusalem, where there will be no sun or moon, no gates barred against the evils of the night, because the Lamb will be the city's light and there will be no night.

Come quickly, Lord Jesus!


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