The Rising of the Sun
by Cynthia Jennings | February 5, 2020As I open my eyes every morning and see the early morning sunrise peeping through the blinds in my bedroom, I think about the magnificent God I serve. Sometimes I’ll go to my kitchen window and gaze out at the sun realizing my naked eyes can’t take the power of the sunrise Yet, I can’t seem to look away.
The power of the brightness of the sun brings to mind the power our God has and the power that we have at our disposal. If only I would consistently tap into that power.
The sun rises each day. But I often take for granted the rising is orchestrated by God. Being honest I sometimes also take His power for granted in my daily realities of life. There are times when I spend more time trying to figure and work things out in my own power and not fully relying on the ultimate power source of God. Thus, my actions don’t match what I say I believe.
Have you ever taken a moment to truly realize God’s magnificence in the rising of the sun? One day I did just that! Oh, what a joy that engulfed me. In that moment I gained a deeper understanding of His power and glory in my daily life. Oftentimes we only acknowledge when God’s magnificence manifest after a storm in our life. Yet we tend to forget to recognize and acknowledge His magnificent power and glory are present every day of our lives.
Regardless of what the day looks like, the sun ALWAYS rises! It’s brilliance and magnificence are ever present, even on the drabbest and overcast days. Just like God’s brilliance and magnificence shines even when you can’t see it.
PEARLStoPONDER: The sunrise is a constant reminder that the naked eye cannot handle its power and is a reminder to be intentional in grabbing hold of God’s daily glory and power.
Lamentations 3:22-23--22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;[b]his mercies never come to an end;23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Psalm 46:1--God is our refuge and strength, a very present[b] help in trouble.