Yesterday morning, as I was bathing, the sun’s angle changed in such a way that the sunshine streamed through my bathroom window and caressed me. I felt it was a kiss of God and I felt loved and protected. It got me to thinking about God and light.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:5 NIV)
Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
Light has often been a symbol for God in the bible.
A friend’s young baby of four months suddenly had convulsions. Doctors found a tangle of abnormal blood vessels connecting arteries and veins (AVM). She needed brain surgery to remove it from the deep brain regions. My young friend was anxious and afraid. As she stood next to her beloved baby girl in the recovery room, suddenly a shaft of natural sunshine streamed through the window, outshining the sterile hospital artificial light. She knew in that moment that her daughter would be all right and that God was with her.
Of course, God is with us all the time and loves us all the time but sometimes me need a reminder, just like we will sometimes give our child or grandchild an impulsive hug.
I got another kiss of God a few days ago. A few days before lockdown, a beam of sunlight shone straight through our ventilation brick, again reminding me that God is with me.
So in this time of darkness and fear, let’s keep our eyes and ears open for the touch of God in small almost unnoticeable ways.