This special and favorite topic has found its way in my writings many times. It is my favorite time of day. Sunsets are great but if I am forced to choose, I would cast my ballot for a sensational sunrise.
When the morning breaks, long before the sun rises I smile and often mouth my greeting, “Good morning, Lord!” It is a reminder of grace. No matter what we failed to do the day before or how we might have messed up or the wrong choices we made, we get a “do-over” with every new day.
When it is time, an agreed departure moment on the clock, my bride and I load into our transportation machine. It fires up on command and moves at adjusted speeds just like it was designed to do. Soon we join tens of thousands of other commuters on the asphalt arteries leading into the city.
Yet, like so many mornings, the rising sun announces its coming with a warm up act. The horizon glows as if a massive fire is spreading across the sky. Brilliant colors mix in perfect harmony not according to fashionistas but according to eternity planned schemes of the spectrum of light.
Yellows, oranges, reds and purple blend into each other. All during our route into our destinations, the sky is brightening up. Like the climactic lever controlling the lights on a stage, a masterful performance takes over.
This is not about what is to come. No one rushes the presentation. There is no hurry to finish this show.
It is impossible to be bored with something that is new every morning. The variety defies human understanding and results in human marvel. Beauty from the hand of the Creator never ceases to stir the wonder of the created.
The sunrise is the beginning of every new day. Every sunrise is a marvel of God’s creative hand. Each one is new in shades, combination and sensation.
Capture the soulful joy of every new day with a one-of-a-kind sunrise. Each one is tailor-made for what the Almighty has customized for the day for everyone who draws breath to live one more day. Bask in His reminder that He starts the day, rules the day and ends the day.
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