Monday Meditation: Poignant Sunrise

Sun Rising over Lake

“The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.”

Psalm 19:1

As I left for work this morning, I lost my breath to the sky’s pink blush as the sun rose over the treetops. Psalm 19:1 often comes to mind when we see such things, and we often enjoy reminding others of the way Nature’s beauty declares the glory and majesty of God.

But this morning I was reminded of the flip side of that coin. According to the following passage from Romans, nature (including the testimony within our own hearts) declares the existence of God so well that we will all be held accountable for that fact, and will be found without excuse at the Day of Judgement:

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.”

Romans 1:18-20

I was struck this morning by what a poignant message each sunrise truly brings. As we rise each morning and revel in the small miracle that takes place with each new sunrise, let us be reminded that God is clearly revealing Himself, in all His power, nurturing love, beauty, creativity, and glory.

And let us also remember how pressing it is that we tell others about this message at some point throughout the day.

Who knows how many sunrises this old Earth has left?



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5 thoughts on “Monday Meditation: Poignant Sunrise

  1. We live just a mile from the water and often go to watch the sunrise. The beauty of the sun setting over the water is one beyond compare. I have seen it happen so many times and yet each new sunset I am once again in awe. I often think of the Scripture in Psalm as well. Thanks for the reminder of the Romans too though. How crucial it is for us to share the beauty and love of the God of the heavens.


  2. Beautiful and so true John. We do not know when we will no longer walk the earth and so we must spread The Word while we can. Now in fact. Thank you for writing this today.


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