Although the beach is always beautiful, probably the best time of the day is sunrise. To see the sun breaking over the ocean is truly a sight to behold.
On a recent beach trip, we spent 3 mornings going for an early morning walk on the beach. First morning, the sun was already up in the sky. Pretty, but we decided to go a little earlier the next morning. Day 2 the sun wasn't too high, but had already broken. It was beautiful and peaceful to see.
Day 3, we hit it just right. As we walked to the beach, the sun had not risen, but many people knew what was coming! There was such a spirit of expectancy as many people were out walking, cameras in hand and eyes on the horizon. People stopped, stared in awe and took photographs. Sunrise is a pretty quick event and if missed, the wonder isn't known. On the walk back, the sun was higher in the sky, shining brightly, but missing the hush of the dawn.
As our walk began, the sun peeked out through the clouds. Brighter and brighter it became, glistening across the water to create a spectacular sight.
People stopped, stared in awe and took photographs. Sunrise is a pretty quick event and if missed, the wonder is never know. But those who watch and wait feel that intimate connection with our Lord and Creator and begin the day with rejoicing.
As Christians, we know God is the Creator and God of the universe. We believe He created the heavens and the earth and every day creation bears witness to His greatness. That week, tragic events were happening in our country. The news was filled with grief, pain, loss and uncertainty. But as we walked on the beach to see the sunrise, we joined many others who sought that certainty that God was still in control. What a sight to behold and a truth to hold fast to.