Summer officially begins on June 20th, 2012 at 6:09PM Central Daylight Time with the summer solstice - the moment when the sun reaches its farthest point north of the equator. Unofficially all Texans know that summer is here today. School is out and the sun is shining. Who needs a date and time? That sounds like summer to me!
I love the sun. Perhaps my affection could be attributed to my growing up years far from the equator in Bismarck, North Dakota. We see the sun a bit less up there. I think I was meant to be a southern girl. I can't wait to get out in the summer sun.
I read this verse a few weeks ago in Judges 5:31"...may those who love the LORD be like the sun when it rises in all its brightness..." It stirred up my longing for summer. Another translation says may those who love you shine like the unclouded sun. How can we bring the glory of summer to those around us?
1. LIGHT - Shine in the darkness. Share the light of truth today. Be bright!
3. LIFT - Sunlight is an all natural mood booster. Laugh. Play. Tickle someone. Have some fun!
2. WARMTH - Love is understood by all. Show some kindness. Hug someone. Share a smile.
How can you be the sunshine in your world today?
I know the sun gets a bad rap sometimes and sunburn is a miserable thing but check out this article for 25 Health Benefits of Sensible Sun Exposure. Slap on some sunscreen. Grab a water bottle and enjoy!