July 23 Petition Mission

“Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance. In Your name they rejoice all day long, and in Your righteousness they are exalted” (Ps 89:15-16).

W.A. Cornaby writes: One sunny morning, after a spell of dismal weather, a little girl of six came running up to someone I know, exclaiming, “Look, father, how bright it is! I prayed to God last night to send us a bright morning some time”—cautious child!—“and isn’t it bright now?” The reply was: “Yes it is, my child, and you know it’s bright every morning if we only go high enough. For the sun up above is always shining.”

That’s exactly right. If we “go high enough” in our morning visits to heaven, we’ll walk in the light of the Lord’s countenance, whose face is “like the sun shining in its strength” (Rev 1:16). And we will “rejoice all day long,” reflecting heaven’s hope and peace and kindness here.

This world needs more Sonshine. “Lord, let me shine for You today!”