The windows of this little house on the beach in Fort Lauderdale always offer some glimpse of life beyond the window. Sometimes it is the aqua waves of the Atlantic Ocean, sometimes people basking on the beach, or the golden glow of sunset. On overcast mornings it is simply drab and dull. But when I passed this little house a couple of weeks ago, the morning sunshine greeted me.
The view sent me on my way singing an old song by Eliza Hewitt. Eliza had a severe back injury that caused her to spend six long months at home in a cast. On her first walk in a nearby park, the sunshine inspired her to write . . .
“There is sunshine in my soul today,
More glorious and bright
Than glows in any earthly sky,
For Jesus is my light.
O there’s sunshine, blessèd sunshine,
When the peaceful, happy moments roll;
When Jesus shows His smiling face,
There is sunshine in the soul.”
Fort Lauderdale, FL