Pastor's Notes

The Rising Sun

July 3, 2017

Psalm 50:1-3a CEB: "From the rising of the sun to where it sets, God, the Lord God, speaks, calling out to the earth. From Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines brightly. Our God is coming; he won't keep quiet. "

It had been too long. Seeing the sun come up in the sky from below the water was a most profound image for me to see last week. It was an Announcement. It resounded to the corners of the earth. It shared a promise of God's righteousness and deliverance.

I suspect that all of us are aware of the New Beginnings we crave. We just may not recognize it as we should. I remember talking with a church member almost a couple of decades ago. He shared his morning ritual of coffee, Bible reading, and watching the sunrise each morning from his back sunroom. I have always admired that routine. What a fantastic way to start one's day.

Regardless of yesterday's struggles, our unfulfilled intentions, our disappointments, and failures, there is Hope. Hope, as in the brilliant energy of the sunrise, shouts to every dark part of our lives.

I pray you will sense God's provision for your life this day and each day! Amen.

Blessings, Pastor Richie

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