“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
James 1:17 NIV
Every once in a while, you read a scripture that you have read a thousand times, and a part of it stands out, for some reason.
You look at it, and you can’t see any reason, so you kinda figuratively walk away.
But it keeps drawing you back.
There must be something there that I’m not seeing.
What are the good and perfect gifts?
And why does the scripture tie them to the creator of lights?
What is light anyway?
The result of something dark, lightless, becoming overwhelmed with intense, terrifying, transforming heat.
When God stepped into His creation, when it was still shrouded in darkness, He let there be light.
When God raises His creation to Life, He overwhelms the darkness that resides there with an intense, transforming heat.
Those good and perfect gifts.
Those trials that we are told to count as joy, that are designed to change us into what we were created to become.
The trials that burn as light.
AND EVERYTHING CHANGES!