When the Sun Has its Day in You
It is finally healing – the scar left following my ninth skin cancer surgery, and it’s not my mother’s fault. I remember my mother often telling me that if I was going to play outside, I needed to wear a hat. No way! Sissies wore hats. Many decades later, I am paying for my disobedience, as I endure one skin cancer surgery after another. I asked my Surgeon why I had so many skin cancers. His answer was, “You have fair skin, and you grew up in Texas.” Obadiah didn’t grow up in Texas, but he may have had a better answer, even though his comment is probably taken out of context – “As you have done, it shall be done to you” (Obadiah 15). I played in the sun, without protection, and now the sun is paying me back. There really is a larger lesson here. When you disregard the laws – whether it be the laws of God or the laws of nature that God created – you can expect to have the results “done to you.” Artists, to playwrights, to philosophers, to musicians all have referred to life as “a day in the sun.” Well, I had my day in the sun and now the sun is having its day in me.