Today’s devotion was written by Mark Mitchell.
They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his household were baptized. The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole household. (Acts 16:31-34)
Please take a few moments to reflect on how a sunrise can affect you emotionally…
It is the start of a new day. For me, a feeling of renewal permeates the experience. I am somehow made stronger as cool darkness gives way to the warm light of the sun. My eyes and body begin to relax as decerning what surrounds me becomes steadily easier and the night’s chill is overcome.
A sunrise best captures my journey toward belief in Jesus. A morning twilight begins as one starts to sense the liberation that comes with forgiveness. Twilight gives way to daybreak as one’s sense of the fatherly love of God for humans, as well as the human reciprocal love for God, grows to fill spaces in the heart, spaces before unrealized.
Is it time you paused for a sunrise? Is it time you paused to embrace the many facets of God’s presence in your life? Perhaps there is someone to whom you might speak the word of the Lord? Certainly, some extra joy in your day is a welcome proposition.
Sunrise – all is new again!
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