Then the righteous will shine forth like the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear. (WEB)
Today's Scripture reading comes right after Jesus explains one of the many parables that He told to the crowds. In the story, Jesus speaks of a field with good wheat which had some bad weeds sown into it by an enemy. After Jesus tells of the fate of the weeds, He shares what happens to the good wheat in the story which represents those who believe in His name.
The righteous (that's us!) will shine forth like the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. Think about this for a moment. One day, when all is said and done and our earthly tents are no more, we will shine as bright as the brightest, sunniest day in the Kingdom of our heavenly Dad.
My prayer is that each one of us would take this Bible promise to heart. The kingdom that is within us right now will be on full display one day and we will be shining with the glory of God in the midst of it. Even in the darkest of our present circumstances, may we all be encouraged by this hope. One day we will see Jesus face to face and we will be just like Him in every way...sunshine and all. Hallelujah!
1 I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth have passed away, and the sea is no more. 2 I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared like a bride adorned for her husband. 3 I heard a loud voice out of heaven saying, “Behold, God’s dwelling is with people, and he will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 4 He will wipe away from them every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; neither will there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more. The first things have passed away.” (WEB)