I feel so very blessed to live here in the countryside. The house we rent is on a farm – where each day I can walk around the fields and enjoy the peace and quiet – no risk of having social contact with anyone!
It truly is solace for the soul.
During the past weeks there have been many days with periods of sunshine and I’ve managed to coincide my walks during those sunny spells.
Yesterday as I walked I kept switching form one side of the track to the other – as part of it was in the shade and the other part in the sunshine.
How different it feels to walk in the sun. Where the sun shines I feel its warmth – everything is brought into a sharper perspective – colours enhanced – shapes sharpened.
As I walked I was conscious that the choice was mine – I could chose to walk in the shade – or in the sunshine.
Life for us is much the same. The paths we walk often have patches of ‘shade’ there are times when we cannot feel the sun – but we can chose to look for those sunny patches – where there is light – and walk in them – finding that as we do so – the shadows disappear.
There is One Who is The Light – Who lights up the way before me – Who provides the warmth that I need as I emerge from the shady places. His light shows me the brighter picture – lifts my eyes to see more colour and beauty. I feel the warmth of His Presence – and my soul is flooded with light.
So – even when the sun is not shining as I walk – I will remember that for me – I can always walk in His light – chose to come out of the shadows – and walk with Him.
I pray that you too will seek the ‘sunshine’ – chose to come out of the shadow and walk in the ‘sunshine of His love’ – and my prayer for you today is – that He will bless you – keep you – and cause His face to shine on you – and give you peace.