Sunflower painting by Leona J. Atkinson 2020
Seeking better days,
With some sunshine in life?
Looking for the light?
Are you standing in the sun
Or sitting in the shadows?
If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining. ” —Guy Finley
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. ” —Helen Keller
Bird and flowers paper collage art by LeonasDesigns
The sun peeked out
Winter held its icy breath
Spring kissed my cheek
As I enjoyed an unseasonably warm day of nearly 60 degrees today, my thoughts were on Spring.
I’ve been set free
From sin’s snare
And death’s grip
I sit in the heavenly places
Safe at Jesus feet
Word Prompts: Float, Light, Burden, Free, Meaning, Sublime
In the Fall season of life
It seems the sun wanes,
It’s lost its strength.
It doesn’t cast warm rays as long,
Nor with as great intensity,
As when in its summer season
Then it was so bright and strong,
Vibrant, heated, remaining long,
But now it’s lost it’s fervor.
Yet, it still shines.
It still rises.
It still does what it was created to do.
It gives light,
Even though limited.
It doesn’t give up.
It shows up.
The sun envelopes
Bees, birds and squirrels visit
Lazy summer day
Breeze carries children’s laughter
And sounds of the ice cream truck
Shining in the sun
Though a bit worn down from its use
Penny catches my eye
There lying in an obscure place, just off the beaten path was a penny.
I probably would never have noticed it if the sun hadn’t been shining as most of it was worn from use and dulled. It’s edges were rough, as if it had been chewed up a bit by a machine.
However, today in the sunlight it shone brightly enough for me to notice and that made me think of how I reflected my life.
What did people see when they looked at me? Was I shining in the light of the Son?
Was I noticeable or just obscure.? Was I making a difference in people’s lives?
I might be worn and weary, but I should still be shining out the light of Christ.
Something this little penny in my path made me ponder.