From the Rising of the Son

Psalm 50:1

The mighty God, even the Lord, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.

This morning as I walked the five blocks from my parking spot to my job, I was captivated by the skyline view of downtown Kansas City. It provoked thoughts of sitting on a balcony with coffee and toast, a cool breeze blowing across my skin, making me feel alive and refreshed. At that moment, I wished I was not on my way to work. I would much rather have been on a Hawaiian beach watching a vibrant sunrise dismantle the rain clouds with a bright and striking sun moving across the sky.

And what would I be doing at 6:30 in the morning under the conditions described above? I would be sitting in the early morning splendor ruminating about how life imitated nature. I would be thinking of the dark times in my life and remembering how the power of the Son evaporated my cloudy days. The beauty of the sentiment would, without doubt, cause tears to flow as I lifted my voice in praise for the rising of the Son in my heart.

Jesus does that, you know? He sees through our cloudy days, and just at the right moment, He illuminates His love to let us know He is with us in the dark. The Psalms give a divine image of this. David, the man after God’s own heart, records his emotions in the struggles he faces. Taking his complaints to God, he questions and accepts the sovereignty of the Creator. And through every up and down scenario, we see the mind of God toward David demonstrated in his faithfulness to help David. We are afforded a glimpse into the prophecies of the life and struggles the Son of God would endure on earth and his forthcoming emergence as the victorious, reigning King on earth.

Like David, we should bear our very heart and soul to God. No matter what the emotion, talk to him about it. Because of who he is, he will always bring us full circle to praise Him.

And therein lies the beauty of the Rising of the Son!

Psalm 113:3

From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised.

8 thoughts on “From the Rising of the Son

  1. When I fly in a storm, I think of how God lifts us above our troubles. As the flight begins, it may be pouring down rain with dark clouds in the sky. After the plane takes off and reaches a high-altitude, we break through the clouds to where the sun is shining as though nothing were going on down below. I believe that is how we should trust God to bring us above the clouds and see his Son shining over our troubles.

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  2. It’s so awesome how something happens in our lives and all we could say is “that’s God”! Or we can be at our wits about a situation and we pray and then all of a sudden we have this feeling of peace. What a blessing to know that God is always there for us!

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  3. I’ve had my share of cloudy days,gloom,despair,and agony on me.a cloudy day brings trials,trauma and situations, that give us orppotunity to cast all our cares upon the lord.A lesson I learned the hard way .Amen

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