November #jammed: Gracious.
Day 321: Thankful for the sunrise.
“Buzz! Buzz! Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!”
I’ve already rolled over twice before my alarm sounds that it’s time to rise. The first
light of the sun arising is all the assurance my heart needs to know that God is with me. Always and everyday, His Light pierces through the horizon to awake all. We never question if the next day will come, and often let it slip in and out without really realizing how fleeting it …and all of our days …are.
Stride after stride, season after season, morning after morning, sunrise after sunrise …I look for Him in the sky …and He meets me there. On the edge of the pier at the mouth of the river, looking out at the vast great lake it flows into, my mind longs to drift out to the sea and into the sky. I ache for the comfort and joy of His arms.
Knowing that His brushstrokes paint the sky and His Light bounces off the water strengthens me to turn and walk back into the day He has planned and prepared for me to face. Through the sky, we somehow bond even though we’re realms a part.
The colors of the sky and the horizon as it meets the water are doodled over the pages of my childhood journals. He’s been guiding my life all along, telling me to straighten up …calling me to lead. I know what each morning means, and appreciate every stream of light and color as I walk down the pier to meet Him.
One day I’ll walk out to the end of that pier and soar over the gate, skimming on top of the water, and sailing up over the clouds to meet His embrace. Until then, daybreak is enough to fill my heart. Knowing it’s coming. Knowing He’s coming. That I am His. And He’s with me. #sweetJesus
Father, Praise You for the sunrise. Thank You for meeting me there each morning. Forgive me for the days when the weather and my laziness keep me from coming, and help me to seek You more each day I head back down the pier. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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