The Father of lights

RE Verse reading–Genesis 1:1, Psalm 100, John 3:16, 2 Corinthians 8:8-9, Philippians 2:5-8, James 1:17-8 (day two) “Every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights”  (James 1:17)  I am excited about this summer study.  It already feels life-changing.  I am praying for you as you read and reflect.  Some of God’s best gifts are sun, moon and stars.  The ancients were particularly sensitive to the darkness, coldness and danger that would be present without them.  When James calls God “the Father of lights”  he is pointing to the giver of these gifts. Nature speaks of God’s generosity, even if it does so imperfectly.  Sun, moon and stars are all subject to seasonal changes.  By rotation of the earth and orbit around the sun, all are sometimes brighter/warmer than other times.  They are imperfect.  He isn’t.   Their valuable but variable contribution makes us grateful for a God who never changes in His generosity towards us.  Behind an imperfect world is a perfect heart.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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