Basking in the ‘Sun’

“Reading Antony’s Blog last week on Little Foxes prompts me to write about my recent garden visitors,” writes Catriona Foster.

An emergent damselfly pale in colour

A Damselfly just emerged

“I have been enjoying watching the damselflies at my pond as they emerge from their nymph stage. As they first emerge they are very pale in colour but as they mature over the course of a few hours their colour becomes beautifully vibrant.

“The thing which I have been reflecting on is the fact that this transformation takes place as the damselfly BASKS IN THE SUN.

A damselfly goes green after basking in the sun

A Damselfly after basking in the sun

“As I photographed the damselflies on Saturday, my daily reading from “God calling” reminded me that we are transformed by our close relationship with the Lord. This happens not so much in our asking God to change us but more in our abiding in Him, thinking of Him and talking to Him. It is as we love Him, joy in Him and rest in Him that we will become like Him.

“In other words, as we BASK IN THE SON, we shall be transformed.”

2 Corinthians 3:17,18 says,
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (NIV)

And in the Message paraphrase:
“And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We’re free of it! All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.”

4th Jun 2013 Posted in: News by Stella Jennings 1

One Response

  1. Angie Bhatia says:

    LOVE this,Catriona.Just what I need to read,hear and DO

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