Scripture for Today: Isaiah 60:20 “Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the Lord will be your everlasting light and your days of sorrow will end.”
No, the sky is not falling. But in fact, I think I would prefer that to falling iguanas on my head! There is currently an “iguana falling alert” in southern Florida as temperatures drop. This cold-blooded reptile will fall out of its tree as though dead when the temperatures dip into the 40’s. The cold stuns them so completely that they become immobile and still, dropping to the ground. They stay that way until the sun warms them up again!
Todays’s verse is a beautiful promise. Though the sun sets now and the temperatures may drop, there will come a day when the sun will always be shining and the light of the moon will never wane. The Lord will be our everlasting light and with His life-giving warmth, sorrows will end. The believer in Christ can look forward to the time when there will be no more death, mourning, crying or pain. (Rev. 21:4) Isaiah describes it as a time when sorrow and sighing will flee away! (Isaiah 35:10)
The warmth of the Lord’s presence gives me life now and eternally! Though I was once dead in my own sin, He has brought me to life! (Col.2:13) And I can look forward to a life one day without darkness, and without the coldness of death and separation. His eternal life-giving light will chase away all sorrow and sighing. What a day that will be when I wake up to unending perfect light! It is this sure hope that keeps me looking forward despite dark circumstances. He is faithful and He will do it!
Thank you Lord, for being my everlasting light!