Words from the Heart for Sunday January 7th, 2018
God saw that the light was good. He separated the light from the darkness.God called the light “day.” He called the darkness “night.” There was evening, and there was morning. It was day one.
Genesis 1:4-5 (NIRV)
Day and Night
The eternal God has just created time! And, into every one of those days He will pour His faithful love for us. Today we can safely entrust ourselves into His capable hands. Ask the Lord how you can use your day today to share His love with someone who may not yet have the assurance of His faithful care.
There is a reason why Niagara Falls is one of the wonders of the world. No matter how many times a person visits it, the Falls never cease to amaze. But to really grasp the fullness of their grandeur, you need to visit them both during the day and at night. During the day the mist creates a constant rainbow, hence the name of the largest section, Rainbow Falls. For night viewing, in 2016 new LED lights replaced the former Xenon lights, and a rainbow effect remains.
There is a rhythm to life that has been set in place by the Creator. Even before He created the sun to shine by day and the moon to shine by night God created the rhythm of day and night. He knew that men and women, the highest of His creation, needed times of activity and times of rest. So Genesis 1:4-5 tells us, “God saw that the light was good. He separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day.” He called the darkness “night.” There was evening, and there was morning. It was day one.” God would go on to create a weekly rhythm with a Sabbath day, a full 24 hours of rest from the usual activities of life. In the crazy busy-ness of life in our day, we need to heed the blessing that the Lord has put in place – times of rest and renewal, physically and spiritually. We honour God by getting the rest we need so that our bodies will be strong, and finding our Sabbath rest in Christ so that our souls will be healthy. How are you doing with these rhythms of life?
These have been words from the heart.