I wonder what the sunrise looked like on that day that Jesus rose?
Every photographer knows that sunrise and sunset are some of the best times of day to take photographs….. The light is always unique, the pictures are never the same…. even two minutes apart pictures in the same spot will differ…
I wonder if the sunrise was somehow more glorious that day that Jesus rose? Was it more intense? More sublime? How did the light appear to the light of the world? Or, were there still dark shadows in the early edges of the morning from the ugly crucifixion and the mocking and scourging of false accusers? Did the suns rays erase the betrayal of his closest friends? Or did the painting in the sky that morning, erase the horror of the nails and the wounds in his hands and feet?
I guess, since I wasn’t there I won’t ever really know. It is the pondering a poet, or philosopher, or simply a soul searching for answers. The sunrise today, though, brings me back to that sunrise, some 2,000 years ago. It reminds me of someone who understands how meaningful the light is, and how precious when breaking through the darkness of the night. It reminds me that the Light of the World came to bring hope in our darkest hours, and suffered because we so desperately need it.
John 8:12 ” When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
I reminds me, that there is hope.
Happy Easter Everyone!
Happy Resurrection Day Friends! Here is the prayer for today…
Oh, what a glorious day we celebrate today…your resurrection! Your victory over sin and death…a possibility for redemption if we only believe. You are risen and you are alive! You are not the great “I was” but the great “I am”…the one whose birth and death fulfilled prophecies and declared the truth of who you are. We worship you, the one true, Living God… Hallowed be your name, Lord!!
For all who are in need of hope, may this day remind them that if you were able to conquer sin and death, you surely can help them overcome their difficulties. There was darkness the day you died… and just as surely as you turned that around and shined the light of truth into the darkness of this world… you are waiting to shine your light of truth and love…
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