Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Everything We Need

Saturday morning, the sun was streaming into my living room and kitchen and it made me so happy. I was talking to my kids about it and Laney says, "Mom, we don't like the sun as much as you do." And I said, "What???" She said, "I like the sun, but you are like a sun freak!" And Gabe says, "Yeah Mom, the sun sorta hurts my eyes." First of all, I was surprised because I thought everyone loves the sun like I do and then I thought it was funny that my daughter put it the way she did. But it was really neat because when we went to church on Sunday, I think every worship song we sang said something about the sun. We sang that "Glorious One" song that says, "Light of the world, You outshine the sun." This morning, I read Psalms 84:11 which says, "For the LORD God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right." I love that He can warm up our soul the way the sun can warm up our bodies. That we need Him to grow and flourish in any way that matters. I love that He shines His face upon us and it is all we need. Since, you know, He is also the Living Water and Bread of Life. ♥

8 comments:

Myra Barlow said...

I love this! I am curious about your daughter thinking you're a 'sun-freak', no not really I think it's funny! Very nice write up.

Tawny said...

Hey Myra,

My comments are acting wierd! I have no idea where Laney got that sort of expression from! It was funny though. :) Thanks for your comment!

Julene said...

Cute! I love the sun too, I used to hate summer because it's so hot, now I look forward to it just because of the sunshine:0)Even in tough times, sunshine makes me feel good.

Tawny said...

Yeah, one of my other friends said that as adults we realize how much we need the sun. :)

Birgit said...

Hi Tawny, I know what you mean with sun streaming in through the windows and how lovely that is! :)
I love the sun too. I think living in a place that so often seems grey and overcast, seeing the sun makes you feel really happy! :)

Tawny said...

Yes Birgit,

I love to read books about England, Rosamunde Pilcher is one of my favorite authors but I always think living there would depress me.

Thanks for stopping by. :)

capturedbygod said...

Hi Tawny, I love this post! I love the Sun and the Son too! :) I know exactly what you mean about the kids not getting it. My 10 and 13 year old will say the same things to me! I think you have to be an adult to appreciate things like the sun and nature. (Thanks for your comment too!) Love, Jenny

Tawny said...

Thanks Jenny! :)