"Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you." (NIV)

The light of this one-time caterpillar has come, and it shines, indeed.  The glory of the Lord has risen upon it.  From a dumpy, crawling worm, this creature has changed into a beautiful being able to soar through the air--all through the creative genius of God.  Jesus has done the same for us.  His glory has risen upon us and has made us beautiful in the eyes of Father God.  The Father no longer sees our old repulsive, sinful natures, but He sees us as shining children who have been washed in the blood of the Lamb, who have been forgiven of each and every sin.  May I arise and shine to the world because Jesus has made me clean.  Help me, Lord, to let your glory shine through me.

Your Light Has Come

Isaiah 60:1