January 27th. The sun has finally decided to make an appearance. We have had a few days where the sun came out for about a half hour or so, but today is a blessing. I had the pleasure of waking up to the sun and in mid-afternoon the brightness of the day has not yet faded. It's funny how you can see the changes in people when the sun comes out. As I was walking to school the other day and we had about a half hour of sun there was this little old lady, standing on the bridge I was crossing, staring at the sun like she was trying very hard to ingrain the visual of the sun in her brain cause she knew she wouldn't have the joy of seeing light for a few more days. To the little old Lithuanian lady, I say 'enjoy.'
When you think about it, it's a good metaphor for God. So many times the Bible calls God a light. In the darkness of the world we need a light to guide us and to bring us joy. In the same way people need the sun. People get depressed when it's dark. God's light is a wonderful blessing that brings joy in the darkness and hope for the future. So good.