Let the Son shine in
Dr. James Marcum, M.D., tells his patients to read the Creation story for their health. Our earth, he says is a solar-powered world, enjoying 98 percent of its warmth from …
Let the Son shine in
Dr. James Marcum, M.D., tells his patients to read the Creation story for their health. Our earth, he says is a solar-powered world, enjoying 98 percent of its warmth from that bright, round orb that rises in the east and sets in the west. That power pushes the wind and generates photosynthesis in the plants that feed all living things. Sunlight also kills germs, boosts our spirits and enhances our health in ways we are only now beginning to know.
Knowing all this, what do we do? We hide from sunlight. We cover ourselves, shield our skin, and lather ourselves with chemicals. We wear sunglasses, hats and long-sleeved shirts. We pull the curtains and close the shades on our windows and light our world artificially. The sun, Dr. Marcum says, is a foundational factor in gaining and maintaining optimum health – including the health of our hearts. It supports muscle health, plays a role in the immune system, aids cell growth, reduces inflammation, regulates blood pressure and supports cardiovascular health. Our bodies have to have that Vitamin D. If we don’t get it from the sun, we have to take a supplement.
Now look at spiritual light – the light of truth. How does it parallel? What are its benefits? How much light are you getting?
We need the light. It is necessary to our spiritual health. Light reveals (and destroys) the things that cause sin to erupt in our lives. Light keeps hope in our hearts and joy in our souls. Light enhances our faith and our walk with Christ.
In 1 John 2, we learn about walking in the light. John says, You know all these things because you have been enlightened by the Holy Ghost. So John is encouraging the Christian to “abide in Him” – to continue in what you have been taught. To abide means you’re not still looking for a place in the world, not trying to find someone to justify you in your ideas, but remember the teaching you have received.
John tells the church they need to embrace the light in order to recognize the enemies of Christ. He does not say that those who had once received the teaching of the Divine Spirit had no farther need of the ministry of the Gospel; no, but he says they had no need of such teaching as their false teachers proposed to them; nor of any other teaching that was different from that anointing.
Without the light, there is no growth, no healing, no revelation. We can’t walk in darkness, so “Let the Son Shine In.”
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