Tanning bed or real sunshine?

Jesus is like sunshine
Radiating in human hearts
For all to see.

Few people want
To sit indoors and hear
Weekly lectures
About the sun.
They’d rather
Be in the sun’s presence
Basking in and absorbing
Its beautiful brightness.
That’s how I feel
About the Son of God!

Jesus shines
With glorious radiance,
As sunlight
Beaming in my soul!

Ceremonies and sermons
Can describe God’s Light,
Like a scientist describing the sun,
But until Jesus enlightens our eyes
Faith hasn’t fully begun.

Spiritual awakening happens
When the light of the risen Jesus
Breaks through the shadows
Of religion’s tanning beds.

Like the sun shinning
In the atmosphere,
Let Jesus shine
In your inner sphere.

There’s no need to settle
For a tanning bed
When real sunlight abounds.
There’s no need to settle
For programmed religion
When the living Jesus
Is brightly shinning
As the Light of the world!

Amazing grace
Let’s you behold
The glorious face
Of God’s Son.

Clouds try to block
Jesus’ sunshine
From my heart
But when their storms
Quench His light,
I watch and wait
Until His brightness
Breaks through their night.

Remove the shades of sin
So the light of Christ
Can freely shine in within.

You don’t have to
Sit in a church yard
To experience the sunshine
And you don’t have to
Sit thru a church service
To experience the Son of God.

Photo by Boris Hamer on Pexels.com

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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