Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Morning Has Broken

You know it's hard to stay caught up in the April A-Z Blog Challenge when you start off two days behind. I'd like to think this weekend I'll write ahead a letter or two, but who am I kidding? We all know I'll be scrambling til we reach zee end. 

Which is a long time from now. 

 Day 4-D is for Dawn

Is anyone surprised? Certainly not hubs who likes to ask me why I take the same picture every morning-ha! He's a little bit right but not entirely. One amazing thing about the sunrise is that each one is unique. Some more pink than purple. Some more orange than red. Some a little bit of everything splashed across the sky. 

You miss it if you're not careful. You can run for one quick second to grab your camera only to return and find that sun shining high and bright, more risen now than rising. 

I've learned to be still. To not look away. 

I like to get up in the wee hours of the morning before the sun even thinks about coming up. I like to make my coffee and sit in the quiet stillness of a not-yet new day and watch color slowly seep into the world.  Sometimes the light is just right and not only is the sky a pastel paintbox, but it's reflection on the lake is too. 

It's a dreary rainy day here now, but this morning? This morning looked like this-

Even when storm clouds are brewing the sun still rises. Still fills me with gratitude. Still helps set my mind less on earthly things, and more on things above.  

It's a visual reminder we are loved. 

That His mercies are new every morning. 

And we are not forgotten.


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  2. Sunrise is one of my favorite times of day. I agree -- you can go away for just seconds and you might miss it!

  3. You are so lucky to have that beautiful view each morning.