Alphabet Sunrise

Today, January 19, 2015

“By the word of Yahweh the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their array.” Psalm 33:6

Was it the Spirit of God or caffeine kicking in—or just my silliness? Or all three?

Being the simpleton I am, I was—at first—speechless while I saturated myself in the predawn cold. Watching as the sun stretched and yawned, the first words that came to mind were Psalm 19:1, “The heavens are declaring the glory of the Lord” (a daily friend for decades).

“What word would You have for me, Father,” I asked. “S” words came to mind and they became my prayer:

The subtlety of fading night stars all named by the Son

The starry host of observers

The invigorating shivers

The snappy air

The stark, silhouetted trees in the foreground

The sensation of God’s presence.

How extravagant to begin the day with an aliveness in the presence of Glory. And, isn’t it curious God spoke and everything was made?

Writers, creative types, or creation lovers that we all are: Tomorrow, stand outside in your warm robe in the middle of sunrise and pray all the descriptive words you can using one letter. Slippers required; hot coffee or tea optional.

“Z” will be hard, but praising God can be fun!

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