Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Miracle of Morning ~ Postcards from the Road

A little before dawn, The Man and I sat on the sands of the Atlantic Ocean, waiting for the sunrise. Except for the sound of the waves rushing endlessly to the shore, and the wind whipping about, the world was still.

With eyes fixed on the east, the depth of the moment proved too weighty for words. We sat silently, sipping coffee from paper cups.


In a few minutes, along the eastern horizon, a smear of pink appeared among the clouds. No trumpet blasted, no angels sang. Just a smear of pink in the east, quietly announcing the imminent appearance of the sun, and the coming of a new day. Do you see it?


With each passing minute, the sky grew brighter, the darkness surrendering.




While the clouds hid the sun’s face, they could not hide the blaze of its light, as it made its steady climb, heralding the miracle of morning.


“My voice shall you hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer to you, and will look up” (Psalm 5:3).

“It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is they faithfulness” (Lamentation 3:22-23).

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24 comments:

  1. Wow, the very ordinary sunrise suddenly becomes so magical and enchanting when a journalist takes over. Our country is full of sunrises, sunsets and beaches all around, so we don't treasure them much, just very common. But someone like you can put wonder in them, i am envious! I wish i can weave words as that!

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    1. Andrea, you're very kind. I've been in awe of all things in the sky (and especially sunrises and sunsets) since I was a girl. I often get a neck ache from looking skyward. HA! On top of that, I'm a beach bum at heart. So, when you get to experience both in one setting, it doesn't get any better than that. I never tire of God's magnificent artwork.

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  2. Amazing views of my most favorite place in the world! Have fun my friend! You're making some wonderful memories!

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  3. ah--my hubby and I love to do that with coffee too!

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  4. Beautiful photos. I really love the 3rd one. I love sunrise and sunset pictures too and just posted a sunrise over the Mississippi River at Outdoor Wednesday.

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  5. This past year on our vacation to the beach I made an effort every morning to go to the shore and watch the sunrise. Some mornings I ran and some mornings I just stood there. It is an indescribably wonderful feeling for me. Well, you put some nice words to it here. ;)

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  6. magical and wonderful photos of my favorite subject matter ~thanks, namaste, ^_^ linked w/ Outdoor Wednesday

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  7. I loved the last picture. great is His faithfulness. Oh, I cling to that. I choose to believe God in a situation that seems impossible, that we've been told is impossible. But they don't know my God. No weapon formed against me shall prosper.

    Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to encourage me yesterday.

    Blessings,
    Stacie

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  8. How beautiful.... A perfect description of God's "New Mercies".. that He has so graciously made available to us every Morning!!!!!

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  9. Wonderful pictures, wonderful post. Love you.

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  10. How very beautiful are your photographs! Your words made them come alive………..I'm so happy to meet you.
    Have a lovely evening.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  12. Oh my goodness ... my hubby and I were sitting on a bench on the beach, waiting to catch a photo of the sunrise on the Atlantic yesterday morning as well!

    It was a beautiful sunrise ... but then some of God's most beautiful works are sunrises and sunsets (especially on the beach!).

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    1. Kathy, where were you guys? Not sure you'll see my question, but if you do ...

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    2. We are in Deerfield Beach, just south of Boca Raton. Where were you guys? Amazing how we were doing the same thing at the same time. ;-)

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    3. That is amazing. We were in Port St. Lucie at the time of this post. We are now in Ft. Lauderdale for a few days, going on to Miami to see the new Marlins' ballpark.

      Safe travels, my friend.

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    4. And to you ... we leave for home tomorrow morning. As much as I want to stay, I miss my grandkids too much and am ready to head back home. I hate, hate, hate that I'll miss their soccer games tomorrow. Wishing you continued safe travels and good times on the road.

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  13. While the clouds hid the sun’s face, they could not hide the blaze of its light, as it made its steady climb, heralding the miracle of morning.


    Dayle, that was so beautifully written and what a timely reminder for me. The clouds might hide the face, but they can never take the light.

    You have made me want to have coffee on the deck and watch the sunrise tomorrow. I haven't done it in a while.

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  14. These are beautiful photographs! I love the early morning before the sun has come up, when the birds are noisily busy in the yard and there is otherwise a peace to the day. That verse from Lamentations is one of my favorites.

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  15. A perfect "pocket of pleasure". I do believe I saw that sun setting on the other side of Florida on the same day. How cool.

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  16. such lovely pictures!!! just beautiful.

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  17. Oh my GOODNESS, Dayle. My heart is beating fast because of seeing those incredibly beautiful photos. OH OH OH----the one of the new sunrise bursting on the horizon is so exquisite. GREAT JOB! Thank you so much for sharing. Susan

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  18. I can feel the sanctity of the moment just looking at those beautiful photos and reading your words. Breathtaking!

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  19. Wow! beautiful images! You have a lovely blog.I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Visiting you from Wow Us Wednesdays.

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