Hosea 6:3 says, "So let us know, let us press on to know the Lord. His going forth is as certain as the dawn, and He will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain watering the earth."
As I look outside I long for the sun to shine bright. I honestly miss the sun! So as I read this verse today I thought it should go like this "... and He will come to us like the sun, like the high summer sun bringing light to the earth."
Oh how a day filled with light would make me so happy! Yet I forget so easily that seeking the Lord and meditating on His word is more refreshing than the sun or rain. When I press on to know the Lord, regardless of the day, good or bad, I can have joy. Joy that comes from the Lord. Not "joy" that I try to muster up.
May you have joy this Christmas and joy in the new year. Joy that comes from spending sweet time with our savior and meditating on His word.
I fail miserably at this and I want my relationship with God to be more than a winter day in Alaska. I want my relationship to be a summer day in Alaska. Shining God's light all the time.