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Love God in the Artistry of Sunrise

As the Sunrise Lightens the Day God’s Love Irradiates Your Life!

A magnificent sunrise greeting a new day over the mountains.
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The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:1

If you want to be reminded of the love of the Lord, just watch the sunrise. Jeannette Walls

At sunrise, the blue sky paints herself with gold colors and joyfully dances to the music of a morning breeze. Debasish Mridha

Parabolical

His beautiful story: “Lost in Translation” is truly uplifting and worth reading.

You see, I spend my days speaking the language of my Kingdom. In my kingdom wealth is measured and defined by quality and quantity of relationships. So every morning when you cried out to me, I made sure that day, someone would come to be a new relationship or to deepen one you had. Now you have become the wealthiest man in the entire land. Parabolical

Prickly Pam

“Tuesday Sunrise” is a beautiful story and well worth the time reading.

The sunrise blazes behind my car on this Tuesday morning, then moves to my passenger seat as I turn onto a northbound road. The sun paints the clouds with fire. Looking at this sky is like looking into a kaleidoscope, with red stripes crisscrossing a blue field. Prickly Pam

The Glory of God’s sunrise which greets a new day is delicate and different each day. It is the subject of several of my original oil paintings. I favour the gentle pastel colours in my artwork. Yet in real life, I am amazed and stand in wonder at the bright and dazzling.

How the dark navy sky gradually gives way to deep orange. Then the sky is ablaze with brilliant orange, purple and gold. I am not alone I think when I feel these colours are so fleeting. So brief.

Even if there is nobody else nearby. I am not alone. The Artist who painted this sunrise is holding my hand in His right hand. He is keeping me company as we welcome in His new day.

The sunrise and God’s loving companionship produce such feelings of peace. This is the day the Lord has made, I am blessed. I step back into my little apartment ready to take on the world.

When you step out in your early morning to greet a sunrise. Do you picture it as a painting created by God? God’s Finger dipped in love and created with mercy and grace.

Do you stay long enough to see the colours change? Remain to see the sky come ablaze and alive with God’s glory? He is speaking to you. Reminding you to greet your day with wonder.

The truth is even though the sunrise is fleeting. God’s love for you is never-ending. Feel the colours of the sunrise brighten your heart. God is speaking to you through His mastery. His artwork.

As you focus on this swiftly changing sunrise. So are you to focus on our never-changing Lord, Jesus Christ. Turn to God’s Word, the Holy Bible. God speaks beautiful words of wisdom and love.

Meditating on God’s word will paint His love for you on the canvas of your life.

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Creation itself speaks to the artistry of God. On a moonless night as you gaze up at the stars in His heavens. The mystery and the grandeur of God’s Finger lighting up our night sky. The stars twinkle and sparkle and shine His love into our hearts. A full moon may greet you another night in all her splendour. Hanging there as if in a gallery all of her own. Another of God’s masterpieces is on display.

Each animal, bird and plant displays the artistry of its Creator. The colours and textures present such perfection. Such wonder of design.

It is easy for you in the morning, maybe, to be in a routine of working through all your worries. Let the colours of God’s sunrise change your list to the good things. All the blessings God has bestowed on you this week. This month. This year. And give Him thanks!

I have been fortunate to see the sunrise shimmering on the horizon on a tropical beach in far-north Queensland. It lasts much longer up there. The colours are more vibrant. These mornings were special. Shared with God, myself and my beloved husband.

As we paddled in the lukewarm tropical reef. Hands dipping occasionally in and splashing each other with water and love.

The sunrise spreads its colours all around. Reflecting its colours on the still, shallow waters. Sunrise magically seeps into our hearts and spirits.

We are silenced. Words are not needed. Praise was given to the Lord from the bottom of my heart. The way God works His magic through this tropical sunrise never ceases to fill me with wonder and amazement.

As each sunrise is different from the day before. So is each day. Each day is filled with the colours of God. God’s love, mercy and grace for you.

Even though what God is doing in your life may remain a mystery. Trust in Him. Have faith that He knows ultimately what is best for you.

Have faith that His Holy Spirit will Help and Guide you as you work in obedience to God’s commands.

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By turning to God’s Word and having faith in Jesus Christ you are looking in the right direction. You are at the right time to see God’s glory.

It is the same when you make the effort to rise early. Step outside. Face east. You are in the right place and at the right time to see God’s masterpiece. God is rotating the earth at the precise pace — for this spectacular sunrise.

because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven. Luke 1:78

Even though each sunrise is different. One thing I can promise you. One thing is certain! If clouds of doubt hide God’s face from you. He is always there.

No doubt, the sun rises each day. Even though it may be hidden by dark storm clouds.

You have the same certainty with God your loving and caring Heavenly Father. Even when circumstances arise that make Him feel distant. He is always there. His Holy Spirit is within you and keeps you company every moment of your day.

And when the clouds of your life block your view of God. When troubles, joy and busyness are brighter for a time. Turn these lights off and turn once more to your Heavenly Father in prayer, in Jesus’ Name.

I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. John 12:46

The sunrise is welcome after the dark of night. It is as welcome as carrying a torch into the depths of a dark cavern. The torch shines your way so you don’t fall or take a wrong turn.

This is how it is with Jesus, shining the way for you. As for all of His followers, He will continually be the light in your life.

God is LOVE! God states in His Word “I AM” and light is an essential part of who He is.

Each morning the sun rises to irradiate your day. Its light enters every nook and cranny of nature.

I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. John 8:12

This is how it is for followers of our Lord. Each day God shines His divine love to permeate our hearts, souls and spirits. Jesus’ guiding light shining the way Home to paradise.

Jesus is not only your God. He is also your best friend. He walked the dusty streets of earth.

Jesus, Himself witnessed many mornings greeted by His Father’s sunrise.

Can you imagine the honour — the privilege it was for His disciples? To stand alongside their beloved Jesus as He praised His Heavenly Father. For the miracle of His handiwork. The magical sunrise!

They, I imagine, were silent. Looking from their beloved Jesus to the brilliance of the sunrise. Awestruck by the sheer beauty of both.

Jesus is keeping you company. He is just a present with you when you thank the Artist for your sunrise. As He was with His beloved disciples. His love for you is just as pure and as deep!

Your Heavenly Father is looking down upon you. As you are looking up at His artwork. HIS SUNRISE!

Thank you, Father, in Jesus’ Name, Amen!

God loves you and always will!

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Diane Markey

Diane Markey

Professional Artist. I write stories about Inspiration, Love and Life Lessons. Written from my heart and from life experiences. Qualified Personal Counsellor.