Hey this is Steve and welcome back to another segment of Press On. This is called SAD
I love the summer…the long days of sunshine, warm temps and variety of colors…it feels like life.
Sure the real hot days makes me uncomfortable like most but it’s during this time of the year that my body thrives.
At the end of summer I play The Beach Boys song Summers Over as a sad good bye.
As the days shorten I get anxious about what millions of people suffer with SAD…that is Seasonal Affective Disorder. It’s cause is the lack of light and can lead to anxiety and feelings of dread.
The writer of 1 John (John)
1 John 1:5-7
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all….he continues….But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
Many theologians believe that prior to the fall Adam and Eve had a physical presence that glowed. You heard it right, their skin had a luminescence. In fact science has photographed the human body giving off a glow caused by excited protons...interestingly the face is the brightest part of the body.
This is not a coincidence...God made us to be the people of light...physically and spiritually. Light purifies and the darkness can not survive in it.
There is much more to this story but today Think about this:
There are two forms of SAD one is Seasonal Affective Disorder and the other is Spiritual Affective Disorder
We are people built to live in the light, physically and spiritually. If you are experiencing anxiety or feelings of dread then do two things:
- When the Sun is shining get outdoors and some time in it allowing it to rejuvenate your body and secondly,
- When your soul is darkened by oppressive news or dark memories of your past…then walk towards the light his is name is Jesus who said: I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
This is Steve and until we meet again….you know what to do Press On.
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