Thursday, April 5, 2007

sunshine in my life

 position= i'm what you could call a "sun" person. i love the brightness of the sun and the warmth it emits. as a child, i remember laying in the grass, watching the clouds travel overhead and enjoying the heat from the sun's rays. i was known to curl up and take a nap where the sun shone through the window, just like a cat. and of course, i spent too many hours worshipping the sun with the goal of getting tanner.

it wasn't until i was a young adult that the sun took on a different meaning for me. i somehow started associating the sun with God. on a sunny day, i could feeling His presence with me. i can turn my face to the sun and it actually feels like He is looking down on me... and i feel happy and content.

so ever since i can remember, i've loved the john denver's song, sunshine on my shoulders. if i replace the word "sun" and replace it with "God," the song takes on a new meaning - atleast for me. here are the lyrics:

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely
Sunshine almost always makes me high

If I had a day that I could give you
I'd give to you a day just like today
If I had a song that I could sing for you
I'd sing a song to make you feel this way


If I had a tale that I could tell you
I'd tell a tale sure to make you smile
If I had a wish that I could wish for you
I'd make a wish for sunshine all the while


most of my days here in colorado are sunny. i like the feeling that He is all around me and that i can just turn my face towards the sky and know he's smiling down at me. even on the cloudy days, i know He's there. clouds are a reminder that it's ME that puts things between Him and me. it helps me work through things to bring back the sun in my life.

link of the day:


Barb said...

that is one of lee's favorite songs too.

Karen said...

John Denver's music is one of my favorites!

East Coast Wahine said...

I miss JD.....gone too young...

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