The sun peaks in and out and after days of rain there is now clarity. Isn't it wonderful how clarity can open a persons life and shine a light on it successfully? I suppose it is always interesting how you must be at your lowest before see the light. As the sun sets there is a moment when the sun is lowest and it fills the sky and lights our lives, then promises a new day for all to enjoy. We should all be grateful this is a promise that cannot be broken.
Remember Psalm 65.8 "The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy." and sing your song of joy at a promise of hope, even at your lowest.
Another day, another amazing sunset.
Each day don't we consider the blessings we have, and the blessings yet to come?
I find myself considering this often as there always seems to be something good in life to celebrate. A good conversation, a good person, a chance for a new life. This week I have been looking for some particularly old writings, and in doing so have to consider all the blessings I have had in my life, and all that are left to come. You know, sometimes we have a wonderful opportunity and grasp it and find it is just not what we thought, other times we have an opportunity that has proven itself but would be a strife, and we walk away. We need to remember the sun comes up, and the sun goes down each day, and in the end our lives are a series of choices, some easy, some more difficult. When it comes to people the only way to resolve an issue is always communication. Remember, the sunset you see, and the path you see, may not align with the path that is true, right, or known. Even in the worst cases, avoiding communication causes nothing but pain, everywhere. So get on the "horn" and speak to people and let them know how you feel, anything else is can be detrimental to you, your life and perhaps beyond. Perhaps in the end the sun will set, and you can watch it rise together as another new day begins.
It is always interesting when day after day we end up with gloom and doom. there is an old movie called "The Crow" where one of the key quotes is "it can't rain all the time" even though the movie is mostly dark, rainy and more than a little depressing. The end, however, brings us to a point where we find that love does conquer all and that a passion for the right thing, even in the face of wrong can give us solace.
It is always funny how things like that make us think about ourselves (Unless we are shallow) and consider what is our long term strategy, short term strategy, and how do we get the most out of our 29000 sunsets?
I would like to believe that when we stand before the creator he looks at each of us that he looks as those we helped, those we loved, and how we reacted to those in need as well as all other things we do so I suggest strongly that you help people see how wonderful their sunrises and sunsets can be, and help them through the gloomy parts but sharing your positive nature with them. (Matt. 25 31-46 would be good to read)
After all, another sunset will come, but shouldn't we live like we see that sunset far above the clouds when the greyness descends and chills our souls? Should not we rise above the people in our lives that take and take and treat us without respect and find a way to be happy as well? In the end how we live our lives will tell who we are, and if we set aside the sun, or love, or honor we have missed the point of it all.
Do right every day, by others, and of course by yourself. Rise above the gloom and make every day as your last.
The sun sets on another day.
You have to often wonder when the sun sets if it grasps those last few moments of light and holds on to every moment until night embraces us all, and we are in darkness. Do you think the sun holds on, or does the sun know that with the darkness, that there is always a promise of a new day?
So it is (in my opinion) with our children. Do we grasp so hard at their innocence, that we miss the promise of a new day, and disallow them to learn the easy, and the difficult? In this new age of helicopter parents (That one make me laugh) and overprotective people, have we forgotten that with the sunset, there can be a new day? Can we learn from our child's innocent eye?
All we have is hope, and faith, two things that cannot be proven to mean much of anything. Hope, the only thing remaining in Pandora's box, allows us to see the best in people, even when we are seeing only the worst they have to offer, while faith gives us belief in something we cannot prove. They are separate but the same and trust that people do what is right.
Me I will try to trust, and know that in my heart, the sun will rise again, not because it wants to, but because it must. If I am left in that darkness that may never end, at least I had a good sunset.