Through the heartfelt mercies of our God, God’s Sunrise will break in upon us, shining on those in the darkness, those living in the shadow of death, then showing us the way, one foot at a time, down the path of Peace.
Luke 1:78 – 79
Watching a sunrise is one of the most peaceful experiences on earth. As the newborn day peeks out of its cradle, an ever-changing palette of soft pastels paints the sky ‘s fresh canvas. While fringes of the sun’s light become more visible, the silence of dawn is softly interrupted by morning songs of birds – blending harmoniously together in a cheerful symphony of praises to their Creator. The cool morning air gives way to the warmth of the majestic solar glow.
In the few minutes it takes to pause and watch the sun pull itself up over the horizon, there’s a perpetual feast for the senses that can transform your spirit and set the tone for your day.
Jesus came into the world as “God’s Sunrise.” (Luke 1:78) His dazzling light shines brightly on the darkest caverns of our hearts and illuminates the path to peace – the path to the One true God.
Starting each day basking in the light of His Word, will refresh your soul and provide you with hope, guidance, and perspective for any circumstance you face throughout the day. Trust Him to take your hand and guide you – one foot at a time – down the path to perfect peace.
Take time to pause in His presence, and be transformed by His Son-rise in your Soul!
With every sun’s rising surprise us with Your love, satisfy us with Your kindness. Then we will sing with joy and celebrate every day we are alive. Psalm 90:14
Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens;
Who created all these things?
He who brings out the starry host one by one
And calls them each by name;
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
Not one of them is missing.
God is almighty and all-powerful. No one can even begin to understand or comprehend the breadth of his infinite knowledge, and no person or thing can be compared to Him. We are limited to our understanding of God by what we experience of Him on earth. There aren’t enough words on our planet to allow us to adequately describe His boundless capabilities.
The same God who created the stars and calls them each by name is the same God who created you. He knows you by name and fashioned you with a unique and special purpose. No one else on the planet is just like you, and no one else can carry out the plan He has in mind for your life. He cares for you personally.
He loved you before the beginning of time…before He placed the stars in the sky.
All around the earth are reminders to you of God’s character and capabilities. Ask Him to open your eyes to His marvelous wonders, and invite Him to show you the unending depth and breadth of His love for you. Just like the stars…He calls you by name, and you are never missing from His sight.
He determines the number of the stars
and calls them each by name.
Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
his understanding has no limit.
Psalm 147: 4 – 5
He who builds his lofty palace in the heavens
and sets its foundation on the earth,
Who calls for the waters of the sea
and pours them out over the face of the land—
the LORD is his name.
“How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son.” (Ephesians 1: 3 – 6 MSG)
You are God’s beloved child. He knew you ~ and loved you ~ before He created the world. Despite any mistakes you might have made, He still considers you to be His treasured possession. Take time today to thank Him for His unchangeable, unending and unfathomable love for you.
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Psalm 19:1(Today’s New International Version, ©2005)
He spreads out the northern skies over empty space;
he suspends the earth over nothing…
He marks out the horizon on the face of the waters
for a boundary between light and darkness…
And these are but the outer fringe of his works;
how faint the whisper
we hear of him!
Who then can understand the thunder of his power?”
Job 26:7, 10, 14 (Today’s New International Version, ©2005)
From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets,
the name of the LORD is to be praised.
Psalm 113:3 (Today’s New International Version, ©2005)
Take time today to view the work of God’s hands. Listen for His whispers of love to you as you look upon His creation. Reflect on His glory and His unfathomable wisdom. Be reminded that the same God who created the ends of the earth also hand crafted you and loves you beyond measure. Set aside a time of quiet solitude to simply meditate upon this directive:
“Be still, and know that I am God.”
Psalm 46:10 (Today’s New International Version, ©2005)
As you do not know the path of the wind
Or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb,
So you cannot understand the work of God,
The Maker of all things.
“I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.” (Ps 139: 14 – 16) Amen.
Trust your Creator with all the intricate details of your life.
He knows each chapter in the book of your life, and He knows the purpose for which he made you. You are never hidden from Him…He’s with you every step of the way.