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Monday, February 4, 2008

After I wrote my post yesterday, I kept thinking about why I didn't want to add "Watch the Sunset" on my list of 3-Minute "I Love You's" They are just as stunning and speak just as loudly of God's majesty. I love sunsets!

But after a pretty lousy week, there was something about a sunrise that specifically showed me God's love.

As I stood on the QT sidewalk and watched the light slowly take over the darkness, it was as if God was pulling away the dark sadness of my week, and filling it with His light.

I could almost see a spiritual battle happening before my eyes as my God painted across the darkness with the crimson blood of Jesus, with the shining glory of His presence rising from behind. Take that! You can not have her! I almost heard Him say.

Yes ... I needed to see a sunrise to be reminded that the darkness does not win!

I pointed out the sunrise to my three boys, but they didn't quite see what I saw. Then afterwards, Josh said, "Mom, you know why there's color in the sunrise? It's the pollutants." Living in the desert, we learn that early - it's one way we try and appreciate the amazing amount of dust in the air.

But I think there was a spiritual revelation in that comment. Because of the "polutants" in our hearts, we are all in desperate need of the saving grace of Jesus. I need to remember every day that I NEED a Savior! My heart is pretty polluted and only the blood of Jesus brings any healing and hope.

"Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: 'Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them!'" (Revelation 12:10-12)


In His Love,


Amy Wyatt said...

Very powerful. You can get an "Amen" from me.

Carol said...

Preach it, sister! God is so amazing that He shows us His love even in the tiniest details. And all God's people said...AMEN!

Celly B said...

What an awesome image! Isn't it amazing how God can preach the greatest sermons in His creation?