Sunrise Lesson


I went to check on sunrise this morning, fully expecting not to see anything.  It was foggy, overcast, humid – icky sticky yucky kind of start to the day.  I watched the appropriate spot at the appointed time…nothing.  I was feeling a little sorry for myself thinking I could have slept in for another hour, glancing around the area to see what was going on.  Glancing back at my “sunrise spot”, I was amazed to see the palest pink sun shining faintly through the clouds and haze.

My first thought was ‘WOW, even the sun has a hard time doing the “rise and shine” thing sometimes’.  “Rise and shine” is something that is a struggle for me ALL the time.  I am more of a ‘shine your light late’ kind of person.  Just the thought of the sun struggling had me smiling.  Until I thought about it more.

There was no struggle or effort for the sun.  Weather wasn’t a factor.  It just rises every morning – nothing stops it.  “Stuff” may get in the way of it’s beauty, but it still rises.  We may not see it, but it’s there.  What I was privileged to see this morning was absolutely beautiful.  The picture does not do it justice.  There is much to be said for shining through adversity – in whatever form it takes!  Obstacles, adversity, clouds, haze – being persistent and shining through them brings out beauty that would not otherwise be noticed.

Happy Sunday!


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