| I am the LORD, and there is no other; |
apart from me there is no God.
I will strengthen you,
though you have not acknowledged me,
6 so that from the rising of the sun
to the place of its setting
people may know there is none besides me.
I am the LORD, and there is no other. --Isaiah 45:5-6
This morning, as I do many mornings, I watched the sunrise develop into something exquisite over the frozen lake. It shone bright orange, purple & blue streaks which each contrasted with the others so vibrantly. I'm not sure why, but watching a sunrise or sunset like the one this morning always reminds me of God's faithfulness. It's like he's there, trying to remind us that from beginning to end, He is there. He will be faithful. Though the day might bring hardship, toil & pain, He remains. He draws us towards him, to find beauty within his creation, to find beauty within the day He has created for us. He wants us to know that He is bigger than whatever is out there, whatever we go through, whatever we face....He is with us. He is in the dark, in the light, in the wind and in the calm. He is there and will always be pursuing us to bring us towards His loving arms. The colors of this sunset are like the many facets of God's character. He is both loving, just, compassionate, holy, gentle & yet we should fear Him. Oh how all those facets and colors come together to form such a wonderful picture of who God is, and that we can be reminded of it every morning and every evening....that God is faithful.