I love watching the sun set. But sunrises gladden my heart even more. I love to watch or at times imagine the sun slowly creeping up across the horizon, over the mountain peaks, perhaps. The earth is wet and fresh with the morning dew as the first rays of sunshine gently kiss the early morning dew. The water drops glisten as they are hit by the sun light and the glow bestirs everything around. It is the start of a new day! With promises of new beginnings. Hope for better things. Gratitude for another day that has been given freely. Crisp. Fresh. Alive. Even the smell of the air is clean.

Somehow, sunrises evoke in me all the longings and yearnings I nurture in my heart. I have always had the feeling that I was born for greater things; that in spite of all the good things I have been blessed with, the best is yet to come; that there are more delightful surprises up ahead waiting for me. And the dawning of each new day is my assurance that I will not be confounded in my hope and expectations. The dawning of each new day is like being awakened by a gentle voice that says: “Surprise! I have another day for you to live.”

There were many sunrises before I was. And there will be more sunrises even long after I am gone. I have been given my own share of sunrises. When my lot of sunrises is finally gone, I shall see the fulfillment and completion of all my longings and yearnings. When my final sunrise shall have come, I pray that I will have lived my life to the fullest so that I shall come into the fullness of life where there will be eternal light.

I stand in watch, like the watchmen waiting for the dawn, for the eternal light to come and rise like the sunrise in my life.

In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Then the people of Jerusalem and all Judea were going out to him, and all the region along the Jordan, and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.
‘I baptize you with water for repentance, but one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing-fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing-floor and will gather his wheat into the granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.’

Matthew 3:1-2,5-8,11-12

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4 Responses to Sunrise!

  1. thomasgable says:

    Love the bible passage at the end especially and I really enjoy the sunrise shot! Look like a beautiful morning!

  2. Cecile says:

    i love the line ” When my lot of sunrises is finally gone…” i would love to have lived my love to the max by then as well 🙂

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