Tuesday, March 23, 2010

lenten 40: day 30 - play

image 30.

lately the sun has been shining and the snow has finally melted. people have gradually wandered out from their comfortable homes and migrated to the streets, parks and open spaces. when the sun comes out, the warmth it emits becomes a sort of catalyst for play. everyone is free again.

sliding boards. swings. scooters and bicycles. basketball's bouncing. children running. dog's walking. life is happening. all courtesy of the sun.

Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.
~Matthew 13:43

36So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
~John 8:36

i want to be free again. the sun's warmth reminds me of how much i long being in it. sadly, I don't always have that same longing to be with God's son, Jesus. i get preoccupied with stuff. forget to pray. forget to study. forget to spend... time... with... Him.

Jesus wants me to be free. free to play. free to be alive. not bound. free! it is my desire that we might all allow the righteousness of God to shine through us - like the sun - so that others may experience the warmth of Christ like we have.

i don't want to reject or forget Jesus' love. here's to hoping the warm spring sun reminds us of the warm, growing love of Jesus. let that love... let that righteousness shine through you today. in your work, in your home and in your play.

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