Sunrise is my favorite time of day. As the sun comes up, the sky changes to magnificent colors. Once it has fully risen, its brightness overwhelms the surface, and the darkness becomes drenched in light. There is something different about sunrises in the country this time of year. One of my favorite scenes is the fog settling on top of the grass in an open pasture. Yes, I’m still at the beach, and the sound of the waves soothes my soul; I can breathe deeply, filling my lungs with the salty air, and my mind feels at ease from the stress of the week, but I find my joy whenever I’m surrounded by God’s creations wherever that may be. That was the message I heard from God as I enjoyed the beach atmosphere. I watched a boy catch two fish, a woman sitting in her beach chair soaking in the sun, a couple getting married, and friends gathered to watch the sunset; they all found joy at that moment. Don’t waste a minute; look for morsels of happiness in whatever you do. Maybe it’s just that you are alive and breathing, but remember that God gave you that, so praise him for it.
Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD! Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and forevermore! From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised! Psalms 113:1-3