Tuesday, March 26, 2019

A New Sunrise

Daily Gratitude Year 7 - Day 85: Today, I am grateful for a new sunrise.

There is nothing like a sunrise, except maybe a sunset. The wonder of the chance to take on another rotation of the planet and embrace it. Jesus prayed: 

"Give us today day, our daily bread."-Matthew 6:11  

The Savior of the world took things one day at a time. He didn't wrestle with two. One day is enough to manage. Worry about tomorrow is wasted energy. 

Perhaps, that is why God made the sunrise so magnificent and full of hope. It is our reset. 

I was driving at sunrise recently and saw a horizontal rainbow of color across the horizon. It was not this image, but one very similar. The barren end of winter landscape was colored by the light breaking through at dawn. What a breathtaking sight to behold. 

"Morning is here, the day is new. Perhaps this is where The Light breaks through." -Morgan Harper Nichols

I know I have been grateful for mornings and new days, but I think today is a first for the beauty of the "sunrise". The actually wonder of it has escaped being noted. Today, we pause to take in the rainbow of colors. 

The new day is a bit like a blank coloring page. We have so many choices to make, and we will. But for real beauty, we must invite "The Light" to break through. 

"Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." -John 8:12

Tomorrow, there will be a new sunrise.  New beauty to behold. Another chance to invite The Light to change our day.

Today, I am grateful for a new sunrise.

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