Wisdom's Corner
The Early Rising Sun

Have you ever been awake in the very early morning? I am talking about when it is still dark but almost time for daylight to appear. You look around but you cannot see much because it is still dark. But over just a very short time the sky begins to brighten. You look toward the east and you can see that a small amount of light is just at the horizon.

And then all of a sudden, the sun seems to jump over the horizon. When it breaks above the horizon, it is as though the rays of light burst into the sky. When this happens the morning has arrived. It is now considered a new day.

If you are standing outside when this happens, you will notice that the birds start chirping. The rooster crows. Many animals awaken and start moving about. The baby animals are refreshed and are ready to play. If there is a dew on the ground, the plants will look all bright and perky compared to the day before. All the grass and trees will look a little greener than the day before. It is like the whole world is refreshed and brighter.

A word is used in Hebrews 7:14 that was used by the Greeks to refer to this jumping of the sun into a new day. "For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood." The word "sprang" is the word. And Jesus certainly is our early morning sun.

The Old Testament prophecies about Jesus were just the faint light of the soon-to-be bright early morning. And then, He was born and lived on earth. He spent three and a half years teaching and preaching before being killed on the cross and then rising from the dead. He was born in the tribe of Judah. By His life and teachings He became the spiritual bright sun, shining through all the spiritual darkness of the world.

If you will read and study the Bible, you can learn how to always stay in that bright light. As you continue to study, you will learn that every day Jesus can bring the happiness of a new day.

Until next time, continue to get God's wisdom. And if any of this is hard to understand, get an adult to help you.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 1999

Published by The Old Paths Bible School