How many of you enjoy sunrises and sunsets? How many of you ever had the chance to see one? When you witness this, are you in awe and wonder? Or are you just plain over them?
Believe it or not, there are many people in the world who are unable to witness these major miracles of God. Look at this way, without the sun rising or setting, how would days and nights be divided? How would we calculate hours in a day or hours for the night?
We, including myself, tend to take these everyday occurrences for granted because they happen.
Like clockwork, the day begins and the day will end. But, as I sat one day in the stillness of a few moments, watching another sunset, I started to wonder what if this moment was suddenly taken away.
“Then the lookout called, “O Lord, I stand continually by day on the watchtower, And I am stationed every night at my guard post.” Isaiah 21:8
Day and night. We all know the differences between them, yet we fail to realize the significance of each one.
God, in his incredible power created both times, separated by a sun and a moon to allow for his children to heal and to grow. Our days are filled with work, errands, appointments, meetings, and stomping the pavement. But, we all have that internal clock that lets us know it’s almost quitting time by the sun slowly going down and eventually setting. The night time was made for rest and restoration.
Have you ever wondered why our bodies are so in tune with the beginning and the end of the day?
“That people may know, from the rising of the sun and from the west, that there is none besides me; I am the Lord, and there is no other. I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the Lord, who does all these things.” Isaiah 45:6-7
As believers, we must always be mindful that all we have is not a given.
Our families, our bodies, our careers, our talents, and our souls are tethered to our creator. Everything we see in this life is a miracle because God has allowed for it to happen.
Whether you are living the good life or if you are living a life full of troubles, all of it is a miracle because WE are walking, talking miracles. If you do not believe that then you should converse with people who have many struggles that could dishearten them daily. So many people are suffering with dailsetbacks such body altering disabilities, or terminally ill, or homeless, or have suffered through some form of tragedy(i.e this COVID era).
Yet they/we all could tell you a sob story, but we know we have a testimony on the greatness of God.
Many of us take in every sunrise and sunset with thankfulness and hope because we realize there is always the other alternative.
Lastly, I would like for all of us to take more pleasure in the seemingly minor things. We learned this year alone, that time is precious and should not be wasted on things that do not fill us with light.
You always hear people thanking God for allowing them to see another day, but our first time saying that should not be because we are told to do that. We should wake up with thankfulness immediately on our minds.
We all have moments in our day that are still and quiet.
We do not need to fill every nook and cranny of our day with stuff. We can put our phones down, turn off the television, close our laptops, turn down the radio, and quiet our thoughts long enough to see the sprinkling of God’s grace and mercy intertwined in the day.
Seeing the sun rise and set is not a guarantee so we should be in awe and wonder of it. Being able to enjoy the everyday wonders is a blessing so smile because…..
God’s camera is always taking pictures.
You got this!