Father of Lights

When she was a little girl the shadows that danced on her wall at night seemed larger than life. She knew that the shadows couldn’t hurt her, but that didn’t stop her from crying out for her mother when they shifted on the wall. Her mother would come into her room and reassure her that they were simply spots of darkness, but to the little girl they were always moving around and they couldn’t be trusted. The only thing that could make her feel better was to turn the lights on and, wouldn’t you know it, the shadows would immediately disappear in the presence of LIGHT. 

James 1:17 (NIV) tells us, 

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. 

Wow! What a Father we have! He gives us good and perfect gifts. Gifts of strength and salvation. But not only that, He also gives us the gift of security. He knows that this world can be dark and scary, with shadows shifting before our very eyes. But we don’t have to be afraid, because our Father is a father of lights and His presence immediately dispels the darkness. 

How wonderful it is to know that He doesn’t change. He could never be a shadow dancing on the wall that can’t be trusted. Because He is truth and He is LIGHT! 

What a good Father You are! Thank You for bringing light into our lives and for dispelling the darkness with Your awesome presence. Let us be aware of Your good and perfect gifts. 


April Rodgers 
Made to Shine

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