Good morning. It is Thursday, June 2, 2022.
We are painting my office this morning, so I don’t have a lot of time to write, but I did want to share a conversation I had with one of my grandsons last night.
He will be 25 in a couple of months and has been staying with me since last August. We have amazing conversations.
I have this habit of not turning lights on. I only like bright light in my bathroom and kitchen, and only on occasion. I have been known to put yellow bulbs in my living room lamps and work with only the light given me from outside, no matter how dim. He on the other hand turns on lights wherever he goes (and then forgets to turn them off.)
I try to drop God conversation whenever I can without sounding preachy. I want to be a good witness to him. I want him to realize how much Jesus loves him.
Tuesday morning, he gave me a ride to my vehicle which was in town, long story. As we passed a section of road, he shared with me that as he passes every day, he can’t help but think of the car crash last September. He once again voiced how he has had friends, in much less of a wreck, lose their lives. I shared the story with you these many months ago, but suffice it to say, his life was spared. I reminded him Tuesday morning that God has a plan for his life; that God sent angels to protect him.
I think maybe these types of conversations are getting through to him.
Last evening, as he walked through my dark home, he commented “I can see it now, you’re walking through your home in heaven and you’re saying can someone turn off the lights, it’s too bright. Maybe dim the sun a bit.”
It made me laugh, but I also commented that there probably would be no sun in heaven. The conversation didn’t go much further than that, but I want to share Revelation 21:23 with you this morning.
“The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.” NKJV
Is this literal or prophetic?
I found the following paragraph at whatchristianswanttoknow.com.
“Finally, John writes about the New Jerusalem where he “saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb” (Rev 21:22-23). Previously, having the sun for daylight meant we didn’t have to walk around in the dark, we could work, play, and do whatever we needed with the life-giving sunshine lighting our way, but now the Lamb of God and His majestic, brilliant glory fill the temple and the sun itself pales in comparison. He not only lights our way…He is the way (John 14:6). The sun still may give her light, but compared to the Shekinah glory of God in Jesus Christ, the sun’s light will be overcome. His glory will be so bright that the sun might look like the moon in the daytime. The moon may not even be visible in the New Jerusalem…maybe not even the sun. When Christ comes to begin His rule and reign, not a billion suns could be greater than His glory. They won’t need the sun in the New Jerusalem because “By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there” (Rev 21:24-25). Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12). Then, even the dark of night is gone forever.”
When Jesus was on earth, he said “..I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness…” John 8:12 NKJV
Let’s walk in the light as He is in the light.