I am constantly amazed at the ways that God speaks to us in the ordinary. My attention is captured in the smallest, yet most powerful reminders that God is with us. One of those reminders is a sunset. Sunsets happen every day. Some are plain, ordinary, and unremarkable. The sun went down as expected. Some are noteworthy. Those are the times we actually look up to notice something is unique. And then there are the breathtaking. Those are the sunsets that cause us to stop, gaze, and be filled with wonder. They are rare but treasured. I can’t help but imagine that God is the greatest artist ever and he paints in such a way that we are halted from the ordinary just to capture a glimpse into the extraordinary.
Sunsets chime an alarm that this is the conclusion of a day. We are to wrap up the day of triumphs and struggles. It is a signal of a time to rest, a change to the pace of the day. Sunsets can be a powerful reminder that we can only do so much and should trust God to work as we rest. We may find we conclude the day with excitement or with disappointment (or simply gratitude that this day has ended). Regardless of how we feel or what the day held, God is helping us to understand that this day is coming to an end. We can breathe. Tomorrow will begin with new challenges and opportunities. For now, simply embrace the time to rest, relax, and let God paint the ending of the day.
14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. 17 God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth, 18 to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.
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