Faith, Personal Growth

Day 21: When You Question the Sweetness of God

lake, boys, sunlight, columbia, sc
Neighborhood boys and a light reflected lake

I am obnoxious when it comes to my Cookies ‘n Cream milkshake from Chick-fil-a. It is one of my most favorite treats. From the first bite until the last, I utter “yums” and “oh this is so good.” By the end of it, I’m slurping with vacuum-type force every last bit through my straw.

It’s loud.

It’s obnoxious.

It’s delicious.

As we head into the weekend, let’s looks at a verse that is almost yummy and strikes me as t-shirt or bumper sticker worthy.

Light is sweet,
    and it pleases the eyes to see the sun. Ecclesiastes 11:7, NIV

Light is sweet.

It is pleasant, pleasurable, delightful, nice, satisfying, and lovely.

Because God is light, He is sweet.

He is pleasant, pleasurable, delightful, nice, satisfying, and lovely. And to have Him shine in you and on you, to be radiant, is a desirable thing.

“Sweet” in Hebrew means:

to be pleasant, a sweet taste; something so good that you have to lick the bowl with your fingers or suck with terrible slurpy sounds all of the goodness up; wanting every last bite, like my love for milkshakes

So, it pitches a question to each of us:

Is God’s light sweet to me?

If your honest, search-your-soul answer is no, I understand. There have been many times in which I couldn’t say yes either.

But, if you want to have a change of heartif you buy into all that we’ve been talking about…

Dig in.

Do the work.

Step into His light and He will become sweeter and sweeter to you.

To read a little more in this series, click the button below:


amy ruth, writer