As I write this, I am watching the sunrise from my kitchen window. It is God's greeting to me this morning. I love sunrises and sunsets, They have their part in making a day into a moment of transformation and transfixion. Last night I was walking outside as the sky morphed from blue into a blend of pink-purple softness. God's adieu to me. Lovely! But, now it is a new day. The sunlight as it emerges in subtle whisperings infuses light into our lives and cheerfulness to brighten our hearts.
I think of two fields with acres of sunflowers I passed each day on my way to work this fall (I live in the country). One particular field was stunning. The sunflower heads were raised to the morning sunlight in a sea of yellow happiness. I wish I had stopped long enough to take their picture. Right now in my viewing, there are pink strata lines of clouds across the baby-blue sky, below these pink strips is an orange-yellow outline above indigo-tinged mountains. Ebony English walnut trees are reaching to the sky in ghostly silhouette images in front of this panorama; a magnificent pine tree rises above them all as it points to the heavens. Gorgeous!
Often a mixture of songs will play their words in my mind as I look at the morning light opening up in its radiance. It is a nice way to get pumped up for a new day. This year I've spent many mornings leaving for work in darkness just as the sun was beginning to come up. As While driving south I would watch as the sun rose from a nothingness into a full pulsating yellow-oranged orb. Beautiful. As delicious as savoring a yummy chocolate when you're on a diet, making the day a bit brighter and better. I'd say to myself, I would have missed that if I didn't go to work. It has been a stressful school year for me, so I've looked for the little things to celebrate. It is a beautiful day in God's kingdom.