Fresh Air and Sunshine

If we develop healthy eating habits, we are far more apt to be able to get out and go. What a combination: good food, fresh air and sunshine! Joachim Neander wrote of this. His hymn, “Heaven and Earth, and Sea and Air,” speaks of these blessings: “Heaven and earth, and sea and air, all their Maker’s praise declare; Wake, my soul, awake and sing: now thy grateful praises bring. See the glorious orb of day breaking through the clouds His way; moon and stars with silvery light praise Him through the silent night. See how He hath everywhere made this earth so rich and fair; hill and vale and fruitful land, all things living, show His hand.” These bless us on a physical level and we should thank and praise God for them. But for a child of God, there is a daily supply available of nourishing food, such as that of which we wrote yesterday. Add to that feast, we also are blessed on the spiritual level with the fresh air and “Son”shine of mountain top experiences with our Lord. “There is sunshine in my soul today, more glorious and bright, than glows in any earthly sky, for Jesus is my light! There is music in my soul today, a carol to my King; and Jesus listening, can hear the songs I cannot sing. There is music in my soul today, for when my Lord is near  the dove of peace sings in my heart, the flowers of grace appear. There is gladness in my soul today, and hope and praise and love for blessings which He gives me now,  for joys “laid up” above. O there’s sunshine  blessed sunshine,  when the peaceful, happy moments roll; when Jesus shows His smiling face,  there is sunshine in my soul.” (From “Sunshine in the Soul,”-by Eliza E. Hewitt). SelahEat right, breathe the fresh air of Spiritual purity, spend lots of time in the “Son”shine. Begin to understand what Paul was talking about in Ephesians 1:3, when he wrote: “Blessed (be) the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly (places) in Christ.”     Ron

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