One of my favorite places to experience the sunrise is on the beach. I will get up early just to be able to walk along by the ocean and watch the sun rise over the horizon. I stand there with a sense of anticipation then awe at the show God is performing right before me. The beauty of the colors and seeing the brilliant light of the sun emerge just never gets old. Some sunrises are prettier than others. On rainy days or days with cloud cover, you don’t get to see that glorious first light. For me it’s comforting to know that even though I may not see the sun, it’s there just the same. Each sunrise is different and unique just as each day will be. Every single time I witness this miracle I am reminded that it is indeed a new day and that I get to start over with a clean slate. The sun will rise each morning. You can count on it with certainty.
There aren’t a lot of things you can count on with certainty in this life. We would like to think that people are always going to be here, that our health will always be good and that our life circumstances will always take a positive turn. Sadly, the people we love will one day leave us or we will leave them. Everyone dies. Some get to live long, full lives; others are taken away much too young. We try to be good stewards of our bodies and think that disease or illness will not come our way; but for some of us, it does. People lose their jobs and relationships end. Disasters like hurricanes and wildfires strike and we lose our worldly possessions. Yet even in the midst of all these things, the sun will still rise. We are promised yet again a new day and new possibilities. You can count on it.
Blessings, Cindy J.