Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I Heart Sunrises

View from our bedroom window.
(Please ignore chair overturned by wind.)

Normally I take these photos from the porch, but the temperature outside was about 13 degrees. I'll admire God's handiwork from inside, thanks so much. A lifelong morning person, I take the sunrise as a daily reminder that Jesus loves me and delights to bless me. After all, He could have made the day begin in some boring, bland sort of way, and I would have never known the difference.

The best part of my job is the morning drive; I'm traveling toward the east. Each day, He puts on a show for me. Some days the colors are quiet; other days, riotous..but every day, a present for me. "How about this one, Ginger? " He seems to ask each morning, " I made it just for you, because I knew you'd like it."

I love that about Him.

" In the morning, O Lord, You hear my voice;
In the morning I lay my requests before You

and wait in expectation."
Psalm 5:3

" Because of the Lord's great love, we are not consumed;
His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.
I say to myself, " The Lord is my Portion;
therefore I will wait for Him."
Lamentations 3:22-24


  1. What a beautiful view you have from your bedroom window. I am a morning person too Ginger. I am always amazed at the varied creative delights the LORD paints in each morning and evening sky.

    Blessings to you Ginger!

  2. Same here. My large living room window face east and I often have a spectacular picture awaiting me when I raise the blinds.


  3. The sun rise is definitely a wooing from God. What a beautiful picture...even with the overturned chair.

  4. Beautiful! Picture and post! I am so NOT a morning person and have always disliked that about myself :( I do get more of an opportunity to appreciate the stars though I suppose. :)

  5. That picture almost looks like spring! So pretty. I used to hate mornings until I started waking up before my family. Now I crave that silence when the rest of the world is sleeping.