Those who look to Him are radiant with joy; their faces shall never be ashamed. (Psalm 34:5 BSB)
Visiting the sunflower fields around this time of year has become a favorite tradition of mine. Besides the beautiful bright fields, which I love to capture, I’m always in awe of how the sunflowers face the direction of the rising sun. In fact, it is to their benefit to look towards the sun. After all, that’s where they derive their name! The sunflowers inspire us to do the same as Christians: look to the Son from whom we derive our name.
In today’s scripture, David reminds us, “Those who look to Him are radiant with joy; their faces shall never be ashamed.” I don’t know about you, but I’ve been in desperate need of light this year. And the only way to get through the darkness has been to look to the Son. It’s only when I’ve kept my eyes fixed on Him that I’ve been able to keep my joy, and His joy is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10)! Even though the natural light reveals hidden flaws, His Light draws us closer and doesn’t condemn us. Let’s take a leaf from the sunflower and look to the Son! We’ll never be disappointed!