The other day I was sitting at my desk wrapped in my robe, flannel pajamas, wool socks, and big stuffed whale slippers (they were a gift). And I looked out the window and realized that though my plants were frost-bitten and drooping, the sun was shining and it looked like a lovely day.

And then the metaphor hit me–even when we are in the midst of a cold snap, in the middle of a storm, or even in the darkest hours of the night, the sun is still shining. Even in the middle of a midnight blizzard, it doesn’t stop, it simply keeps on sending forth the warming rays upon which all life depends. The sun doesn’t change or shift position or flip an “off switch.” It simply keeps shining.
Just as God’s love, his purposes, and his plans are immutable and do not change. They remain constant no matter what storms we are going through. They are still prevailing, even though we can’t see any evidence of them. It’s our perspective that changes.
But like the sun (actually, God is stronger and more lasting than the sun, which will one day fizzle out), God is constantly reigning as sovereign over his creation.
And that’s a thought to carry you through the day . . . and the night, too! 🙂


  1. Ruthie

    Thanks, Angie. You have no idea how much I needed to be reminded of this today.

  2. Linda g

    Thanks Angie. You really spoke to my heart.

  3. Anonymous

    “God’s in His heaven and all is right with the world.” No matter what is happening in our little worlds, in God’s world for us the Son always shines. Thanks for reminding us, Angie! Clyde

  4. Anonymous

    AMEN! Thanks. And God bless you, dear sister. Mary Kay

  5. K

    Thanks for the encouraging reminder of the depths of God’s love for us! 🙂

  6. Suzanne

    Cindy Morgan has a song on her latest CD (CD is called Beautiful Bird) called The Sun Shines Through which is along the same lines as your post. That song got me through the summer of 2008. It’s beautiful.


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