For the Lord
is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11 (KJV)
The bright sunshine brought to my spirit the following scripture. What a wonderful promise among promises. The created sun brings us Vitamin D, light, and, in small doses, UV rays. The sun enhances our bones, blood cells, and immune systems. According to WebMD, the sun also helps us to use minerals like calcium and phosphorous. Like our physical sun, God's gift of glory enlightens and enhances.
God also provides a shield because, like the physical sun, we need protection from some of its effects. Like the atmosphere that filters the sun's rays, keeping the harmful UV rays at bay, God's grace protects our hearts, minds, souls, and spirits. With the effects of God's sun tempered by God's shield, we are free to receive all God gives. This is good news indeed!