Sunrise

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The heavens are declaring the glory of God, and their expanse shows the work of his hands – Psalm 19:1, International Standard Version (ISV)

I was on my way to work last Friday morning when I saw the sunrise.  It took my breath away.  The giant red ball was so low in the sky that it appeared to be sitting on the grass.  As I watched it, I thought of how wonderful God is and what an awesome display this was of His glory.

I don’t know how many other people noticed the sunrise and even if they did, if they thought about God.  Too often we go about our daily lives, rushing to get to places that we don’t pause to reflect on His goodness and how we are alive to enjoy another day because of Him.

Jesus used the sunrise to illustrate to teach us about loving our our enemies.  He said, But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, so that you will become children of your Father in heaven, because he makes his sun rise on both evil and good people, and he lets rain fall on the righteous and the unrighteous” (Matthew 5:44, 45, ISV).  The sunrise isn’t just for Christians like me.  It’s there for everyone to enjoy.  It reveals God’s goodness and love for everyone.  So, the next time, you see a sunrise, remember that it’s one of God’s many ways of saying “I love you.” 

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