|Our house silhouetted at sunrise, December 8, 2015|
The LORD by wisdom founded the earth.
By understanding He established the heavens.
I am often in the basement before the sun comes up. I get up early and do my devotions. Then I head to the basement to check email, post my blog and work on my daily KFRM radio report.
Through a narrow basement window, I can sometimes catch a glimpse of sky as the morning light causes the darkness to recede in the east.
On a recent morning, as I refreshed my cup of coffee upstairs, I saw the soft pastels of a December sunrise filter through the back porch. And I knew it was going to be worth a trip to my sunrise tree to watch the day arrive.
Jesus is near. Despite the busy-ness, the pressure, and the assault of our senses that so often passes for Christmas, we have the promise of scripture that … Jesus is near. …Then we will remember to REJOICE…..and again…..REJOICE.It was easy to rejoice on that December morning. No matter which direction I turned, there was beauty in the sky. The sunrise tree was silhouetted as I turned toward the east.
From a United Methodist Board of Discipleship Advent devotional
But there was beauty all around ...
To the south ...
***Today I'm linked to Tell His Story at Jennifer Dukes Lee's blog. Click on the link to check out what other writers are talking about during this Advent season, including Jennifer's reflection on her finally becoming Mary in the Sunday School program at church.