Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.   Mark 1:35
This is what I wake up to in the morning.  One day last week I woke at about 5:30 and looked out the bedroom doors.  This is a habit that I have grown to love.  Waking early and taking in the sunrise.  (I’d love to tell you all I stay up, but….. )  Anyway, this particular morning it was amazing, so I had to drag out my camera and take a photo.  They are going to be putting streets in behind our house and we won’t have open field anymore.  I’m hopeful we’ll still have a clear shot to the sunrises, but I guess time will tell.  Until then, I’m going to enjoy everyone I can!  I wake up, look out, smile, and spend great prayer time looking out the door at the wonderful beauty he has created.  Can’t think of a better way to start my day!
One morning last week, I had been dreaming and woke up to a great sunset and the strong need to open my bible.  I made my way to the basement (it was going to rain and that is covered!)  and watched the sun rise and the clouds roll in.  As I got to the passage, this is what I found…. 
This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus. – Eph 3:6
I’m still working through why that verse, but I LOVE it that God leads us to where he wants us to be.  I also LOVE that we have the promise of eternity in Christ, as Gentiles!  Woo-Hoo! 
So, for tonight, I invite you to join in awe of the beauty of this photo and his sunrises (and sunsets!) and to stand in awe of the God we serve.