Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Rising Sun

"And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.”

Luke 1:76-79 [spoken to John the Baptist about himself and the Christ he would precede]

I was so excited to hear about the phrase that refers to Jesus as the "rising sun". The sunrise. The dayspring. Oh my...He is the breaking of dawn...

The sunrise has been a magical thing for me since I can remember. All of the colors. The steady rising. The retreat of night. Every now and then, I drive up to Lake Superior to watch it rise "out of the lake". I try to find a place free of the possibility of shadows so I can be totally consumed by the rays of the new day. 

It's a phenomenal experience every time...

To think of Jesus in this way is absolutely a blessing. Oh's sweet to my soul!!

He's my sunrise too. My release into the new day...a new life. Things look so beautiful...because of Him. Shadows flee.

Wow. What an awesome gift in this season. The Christmas child who was...and is...the rising sun.