I learned something about polar bears this week by reading the kids’ Suave shampoo bottle.
On the front of the bottle, a cartoon polar bear with sunglasses is sliding down a hill on a snowboard, while promising that this shampoo is “tears free” and will “eliminate tough tangles.” On the back, just above the instructions for washing one’s hair, the shampoo bottle offers this bit of trivia. It reads:
“Did you Know? Polar bears only look white because of sunlight — but their hair is really made of clear, hollow tubes filled with air.”
That white coat — so brilliant — has no light of its own. It cannot glow without the sun.
Consider this: Neither can we shine without the Light.
On this week, which vacillates between the darkness of the cross and the brilliance of an empty tomb, we are reminded anew that we have the Light of life.
I trade in the hollowness of my life — dark, messy, prideful — for a white coat that I don’t deserve, a robe that only shines in the Light of the Son.It’s like this: God is Light
. I am a carrier of the Light, and I need to walk in it.
“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.” Ephesians 5:8
“Robe” photo courtesy of photobucket.