Mal. 4:2 But to you who fear My name
The Sun of Righteousness shall arise
With healing in His wings;
And you shall go out
And grow fat like stall-fed calves.
Can you imagine being in the meetings that Jesus had? All the anticipation when word got to you that He would be there on a certain day, the expectation as the day arrived. Scurrying around, trying to get in close so you could hear His teaching, then the moment of truth. He was not that impressive physically but when He opened His mouth the atmosphere changed. “Nobody spoke like this man”, was often said about the Lord. It was as if unseen beams of light radiated from Him, touching all who came under the sound of His voice. Then the miracles would start. Lepers skin became fresh and new like the skin of a baby. Eyes that had been darkened by disease were suddenly shining and alive with the light of God. The lame would actually begin dancing for joy. Of course the depressed were brimming over in celebration, they weren’t even sure when the miracle began, depression melted away in the power of His love. There had never been meetings like these, the light had come and the world could never be the same. This light is still shining today. If you are tired, afraid, or hurting the rays of His glory are still shining into the darkness of this world. His light shines from His written word and from the glory resident in His church. Here are some thoughts from Adam Clarke on today’s verse.
“As the sun, by the rays of light and heat, revives, cheers, and fructifies the whole creation, giving, through God, light and life everywhere; so Jesus Christ, by the influences of his grace and Spirit, shall quicken, awaken, enlighten, warm, invigorate heal, purify, and refine every soul that believes in him, and, by his wings or rays, diffuse these blessings from one end of heaven to another; everywhere invigorating the seeds of righteousness, and withering and drying up the seeds of sin.The rays of this Sun are the truths of his Gospel, and the influences of his Spirit. And at present these are universally diffused.”
Step into the light of His love, living in the shadows is no way to live at all. His light is shining out toward you today, He hasn’t changed, His love is still working in the lives of all who come under the sound of His voice. He is speaking right now, just open up to His great love.