Swiftly flow the days
Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers
Blossoming even as we gazeSunrise, sunset
Swiftly fly the years
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears. (Fiddler on the Roof)
I grew up watching the sun rise and set. My bedroom window faced east, so every morning I was greeted with sunlight shining into my room, beckoning me to begin the day.
It was a rare evening when my parents didn’t call out to us children – busy with games, TV, and homework – to say, “Come and look at the sunset!” Our picture window provided us with a panoramic view over the western rolling hills. As the sun slipped away, it painted a rainbow of colors in the sky, reflected in the glowing clouds.
Sunrise and sunset remind me of the beauty of God’s creation. Each day offers the promise of new beginnings and an opportunity to begin again. Each evening brings the comfort of God’s presence in the night.
I am so glad my parents reminded us to pause –really stop and notice – the beauty outside our windows.
I give thanks for the beautiful rhythm of sunrise and sunset.
What are you thankful for today?