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    by Susan McGrath

"I Like the Son"
Date Posted: April 10, 2004

In the kindergarten class where I work, the kids are sometimes asked to draw a picture in their journals and then use their "kindergarten spelling" to write about it.

They recently had an assignment to draw what they liked about spring. One boy drew a beautiful picture of a sunny day and wrote, "I like the Son."

As I had him read it to me before putting it back on the shelf, I though, "I like the Son too!", and I thanked God for reminding me in a small way where my focus should be throughout the day.

In our ladies bible study a few years ago we had a lesson on creation and were discussing the sun and what it represents. Some vital purposes we came up with included: the provider of light; shines in the darkness; is reflected by many things; helps things grow; and as far as we know, we would die without it.

Sounds like a parallel to Jesus Christ the Son, doesn't it?

In John 12:46 Jesus said, "I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness."

He is "the light (that) shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it" .(John 1:5)

We are to "with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory" and be transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:18)

We need him to grow into what God wants us to be. "We pray . . . that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way; bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light." (Colossians 1:10-12)

We need him that we might live! In John 11:25 Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die."

A popular song a few years ago said, "I wanna soak up the sun." A T-shirt I saw recently proclaims, "Be the moon -- reflect the Son". During your "reflection" this week think about how you can soak up the Son and reflect him to others.

And be aware of the little reminders each day. God is God!

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Biography Information:
Susan McGrath is:

a recovering journalist trying to encourage others and glorify God through writing;

living the small-town life with husband Tim and sons Lincoln, 12, and Sawyer, 6;

completing a few put-off writing projects while using chocolate for therapy.
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