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Arise and Shine
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.”
Today’s Scripture reads, “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.” These words have a special application for those who belong to Jesus. He has come into our lives, and He is our light and our glory. No matter how dark or perplexing our circumstances are, our lives are wrapped in the light and favor of God’s mighty Son.
For some of us who are older or struggle with disabilities, it can be hard to get moving in the morning. Yes, we rise. But do we shine? We may be grateful for a new day, but we may not be grateful for the stiff joints and pain. But here’s the truth: Whatever your situation today, the glory of the Lord is upon you, whether you feel it or not. His glory rises upon you with each new day. Repeat this verse out loud every morning: Arise! Shine!
Lord Jesus, my light truly has come, and You are that radiant, beautiful light. I invite You to illumine my conversations, my thoughts, my actions, and even the expression on my face. Your mercies toward me today are brand-new, and I receive them with open arms and a thankful heart.
Not all disabilities are visible. While on the outside someone may look as if everything is fine, a disability can sometimes be hiding.
Listen to this week’s podcast episode as Crystal discusses the topic of hidden disabilities that affect more than just the body.