Give me a word, Lord: SUNRISE

Psalm 19:1-4 The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth,  and their words to all the world.

I have always loved sunrises and sunsets. I can remember a particularly gloomy morning a little while back. The skies were very gray, and the trees were gray. The birds had not yet found their morning song. As I drove to work, the grayness of the canvas before me engulfed me with a sense of gloom. But slowly and surely, the sun began to rise. As the sun gradually crept over the horizon, the gray canvas before me began to change. Brilliant pinks, oranges, yellow, and golds began to fill the sky. In a matter of moments, my God majestically changed everything.

God does that. He changes everything! His Son rose from the grave so that we may have life, and that sun rises every single morning so that we may be reminded of the Light. Every time I see a sunrise, I am once again reminded of the glory of God and His creation. God reveals Himself to us daily through creation and all of the natural beauty surrounding us. Isn’t it wonderful that God shares a bit of Himself with us through the beauty of nature every day?

When I stop and take a few moments to really soak in the beauty of nature, there is not a single doubt in my mind that any of this came about by happen chance. God proclaims Himself loudly and clearly in the most intricate details of creation. So many times we get caught up staring at the gray canvas of this evil, chaotic world. When we do this, we miss out on the glorious beauty that our loving Father reveals to us daily.

When I awaken to a cloudy gray day, I remind myself that the Son has already risen. And I know that the sun will rise. I am so thankful that God loves me enough to show up and show out daily. I see evidence of His love all around me. Today, I praise God for giving me eyes that truly see the beautiful world He created…a beautiful world that reveals who He is…the Creator of the universe. Thank you Father for sunrises!

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