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Favourite Reflections: Heavenly Sunshine

What a glorious day!   The beautiful sunshine is a really great incentive to rejoice and praise God even in spite of the challenging times.  As the Bible says, “The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of His hands... in the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun. It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course.  It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth.”   (Psalm 19:1 & 4-6 NIV)  Thank God for the beauty and warmth we are experiencing this day!

This beautiful day has me thinking of songs we used to sing the kids when they were small.  Every morning we greeted them with, “The Good Morning Song” (sung to the tune Happy Birthday LOL) and then we sang little songs to them throughout the day.  One of their favourite songs was “Heavenly Sunshine.”  It came to mind this morning as I looked out the window, “Heavenly sunshine, heavenly sunshine!  Flooding my soul with glory divine! Heavenly sunshine, heavenly sunshine! Hallelujah, Jesus is mine!”  The kids loved it because as we sang it we would let them sing, alone, the word “sunshine” and on the final line we would all sing together, “Hallelujah Jesus is mine.”  It brings back great memories! My friends, that little chorus remind us that we have lots to sing and praise God for, even when circumstances are difficult.  We have people who love and care about us – we have the blessings of dedicated leaders and health care officials that are working bravely and tirelessly on our behalf.  We have folks like truck drivers, industrial workers, transportation workers, first responders, grocery store workers and food distributors and so many more that are helping us survive day by day.  And to top it all off we have “Jesus” who, by His word and Spirit, infuses us with His grace, strength and peace.    


May the sunshine reminds us, this day, that God is taking care of us and that we are truly blessed.  The King is still on His throne and as He sends the sunshine may it stir our hearts to remember, “Hallelujah Jesus is mine!”

In His precious grace – Pastor Ralph



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