'The Lord watches over you; the Lord is your shade at your right hand. The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.' Psalm 121:3
Thankfully, the burning sensation was better the next day and I was able to go back out into the sun (with SPF 70 on this time). When I started memorizing Psalm 121 as part of the bible study on fear I am doing this summer, I came to verse 3 and the sunburn analogy jumped out at me.
You see, Jesus is our sunscreen and Satan is the sun. Satan tries as hard as he can to get into our head and burn us with his lies. If we're slathered up good with the word of God, like we should be, then his lies just bounce right off and don't absorb into our heart. But girl, beware if you go out into the sun without a good SPF of Jesus on your mind. The devil's lies will seep into your heart quicker than you can say *Ouch* and sear right into your heart.
I've decided that God allowed me to have the awful sunburn so that He could make this point in my life. I am a tactile/visual learner...plus, anything that causes as much pain as I endured will forever be etched into my brain. I will put on my SPF Jesus every day when I wake, before Satan has the chance to burn me with his lies-how about you?