– by Mary May Larmoyeux –
There’s something refreshing about a new year and a new day!
I was reminded of that recently as I watched the sky in the early morning hour, pondering the spectacular sunrise.
At first it seemed like golden honey oozed into the once black night, finally resting under a huge canopy of crimson.
And then the golden honey appeared like streams of hot lava, spreading quickly throughout the sky as the sun began its entrance with almost blinding light.
Although I did not truly understand the swirling of brilliant colors, I was awestruck by the masterpiece that had been painted on the heavens.
“Good morning, God,” I said, before realizing the brashness of my words. I had hurriedly said good morning to Almighty God before acknowledging that He had said “Good morning” to me.
The very maker of the universe had created a greeting of an amazing display of color and light. He had just announced by the pageantry of the rising sun that He is the one who begins and ends our days. That there would be things I would not really understand about the weaving of the next 24 hours, year, or even about life.
Rather than speak, shouldn’t I have first humbly listened?
Listened to the Creator of the Universe, whose mercies are new every morning, asking Him to guide me this day, one foot at a time.
Through the heartfelt mercies of our God,
God’s Sunrise will break in upon us,
Shining on those in the darkness,
those sitting in the shadow of death,
Then showing us the way, one foot at a time,
down the path of peace.
(Luke 1:78-79, The Message)
Post and photo © 2015 by Mary May Larmoyeux. All rights reserved.
Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild’s Heart.