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.