Friday, November 20, 2009

God's Theatrical Encore

One of my favorite bloggers is Wanda, Moments of Mine. I believe she lives in Camelot. Recently she posted some gorgeous sunrise photos. You can look at her post here.


On certain occasions with cousins and on my own, I have gone specifically to wait for a sunset. Sometimes when I am not looking, I am surprised by the heavens. A few days ago I tried to capture the beautiful sunrise that I was enjoying. My photo is less than spectacular. I needed to wait until I could pull off the highway for a quick snap. All the while, the sunrise did turn my heart towards the glory of God.

The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.

There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard.

Their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.

Psalm 19: 1-4

I was also reminded of one of my favorite quotes by G K Chesterton.
It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we. The repetition in Nature may not be a mere recurrence; it may be a theatrical encore.



7 comments:

Wanda said...

Thank you for the mention Brenda...I love sunrises...look forward every morning to what might appear, especially now that the leaves have fallen and I have a better view!

Your photo is beautiful too!

Luv and Smiles,
Wanda

Diana said...

Hi Brenda,
I thought that your photo was gorgeous! The colors were quite beautiful. I enjoyed the quote at the end of your post. What an interesting view!
I must apologize Brenda for not visiting your blog lately. For some reason it keeps coming up in my reader as "read", so I will just open it up anyway to see if you have posted. Old computer, sorry!
Love Di

Rebecca said...

Great Chesterton quote - "Do it again"....And yes, "your" sunrise IS beautiful. (I'm always disappointed with my photos of sunrises and sunsets. They never begin to match the original.)

Bernie said...

Beautiful sunrise my friend as well as a wonderful quote....Wanda is one of my favorite bloggers as well and I agree, she does live in Camelot.....:-) Hugs

Donna's Book Nook said...

Your sunrise is beautiful, and I love the quote also--had not seen that before. Have a great weekend. Donna

Dee said...

Ok..I have got to set my alarm a little earlier..these are beautiful colors the Lord gives us to start our day.

Wylie said...

Beautiful! The heavens declare the Glory of God...
Joyfully,
Wylie