‘Son’ spots have a source in heavenNorthern Wisconsinites are quite familiar with the atmospheric phenomena known as the aurora borealis or northern lights. Most prominent during the winter months, many enjoy observing them in the clear night sky.
By: Pastor Mark Holmes, Superior Telegram
Northern Wisconsinites are quite familiar with the atmospheric phenomena known as the aurora borealis or northern lights. Most prominent during the winter months, many enjoy observing them in the clear night sky.
But did you know that the source of these nocturnal displays is the sun, or more specifically spots on the sun? These darkened solar storms produce energized particles that travel through space, eventually exciting the neon and oxygen gases of our atmosphere, causing them to illuminate.
However, most people observing this phenomenon fail to make the connection back to its source. Their cause and effect do not seem complimentary. After all, one can only see the lights when the sun is not shining, making it easy to overlook the true cause.
The same is experienced with God’s blessings. We can become so enthralled with our experiences that we overlook their source. All good things in life can be traced back to God and His faithfulness. Yet many errantly believe they just happen, or result from some human effort. We do not see God creating the good so it becomes easier to attribute the event to something else.
Like the lights, we witness the end not the means. But in these cases they are really “Son” spots in action.
As we enjoy the good things in life, it would be fitting if we remember the words of James: “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights….” James 1:17