Friday, June 21, 2013

O Sun, Stand Still!

Sunshine Cathedral Spirit & Truth Reflection
Friday, June 21 (Summer Solstice)

O sun stand still!
“Joshua said…’O sun, stand still!’” Joshua 10.12.

In the bible, Joshua seems to make time stand still (to aid him in battle). When the sun was thought to travel through the sky, stopping its travel would have been thought a great miracle. Our understanding of the cosmos is very different today. The Joshua tale reminds me of the meaning of the word solstice. “Solstice” comes from the Latin sol sistere, “sun stand still.” The longest day of the year reminds us that we have all the time we need. In God there is no time, space or limitation, so whatever we need is available to us and we can achieve the noble desires of our hearts. As the sun lingers today, let us remember we have all the time we need to do all that is ours to do.

Prayer Treatment: Today, “the sun…will rise with healing in its rays” (Malachi 4.2). I have the time I need to accomplish great things. Amen.

Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins

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