2007-04-16 - Applause for the Lord
Originally Published 2006-12-08
The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises." (Ecclesiastes 1:5 NIV)
Today these words seem to float onto the paper. I write, listening to the sounds of nature, as children laugh and the birds sing outside. Soon the day turns into night, and the sounds disappear into the darkness, where they are lost forever, until the daylight appears and the sun returns for another day. Ah, I like counting on the fact that the sun will always appear, every morning. I like the comfort of knowing that if nothing else in my day goes as I planned or I expected, at least the sun will arise, the birds will sign, and dew will appear on grass blades.
God, Your warm and gentle presence is enough to get me through the good and bad times.