Tuesday, August 25, 2009


I have early mornings... & by early mornings, I'm in the car driving by 6:30 am....

Its always nice to watch the sun rise in the morning - to see things come to life.

During the winter, its dark on the drive into work & I sit & literally watch the darkness fade away while the sun creeps up from my office window. During the summer, its already shed its light by the time I'm driving in & the sun is creeping higher & higher in the sky.

But I can tell when the shifting of the light happens - I can keep my shades open during certain times of the year because the sun can come in but doesnt hit my desk DIRECTLY until the closer to Fall.

Or I can notice the difference in driving too. At the beginning of Summer, on a certain curve, the sun is BLARING in my eyes & I have to be prepared with shades & the visor to be down. But by the end of Summer, the glare isnt there, the brightness isnt a problem anymore.

Then I realized something as I watched the sun coming over a different building thatt it did a few months ago....

I always feel like its the sun that is moving, making these changes - the light hitting in different areas but in reality the sun hasnt moved at all - we did... the earth has rotated & moved its location while the sun has stayed in the same place, constant & unchanging....

What a visual for us as Christians to think of our relationship with God. God is always the same - never changing - always merciful - always with us. We are the ones who move - ever so slightly - just a little bit at a time until its the difference between light & dark....

Thank you Lord that you remain the same - so we know where you are - waiting on us...

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday & today & forever -Hebrews 13:8


  1. That gave me chills and was a beautiful start to my day.

  2. RJ,
    I loved this. I heard a message yesterday from the Associate Pastor of Southeast Christian (in your neck of the woods =) and he was talking about how if things in the universe were off just a little, that we would not even be able to exist. When the earth is rotating it gets off of a straight line 1/9 of an inch every 18 miles, if it deverted from its course 1/10 of an inch every 18 miles we would be incenerated, 1/8 of an inch and we would be frozen. We are right in the 1/9 inch, God put us exactly where we needed to be. He is so AWESOME!!!

    Yep He knows right where we are and He stays right where He is. If there's any moving we do it.

    GREAT post!!

    Love you friend ~~ have a Blessed day,

  3. Wow. Awesome observations. Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. This post brought tears to my eyes this morning my friend. It's mind boggling to think someone could love us that much isn't it?

  5. this was beautiful! I wish I could get up earlier but I have such a hard time going to bed that it is impossible. Working on changing the sleeping habits :)

  6. What a good way to look at it! Good point!

    By the way: I get sad this time of year because the sun is rising a little later each day. : (

  7. Girl you always make us smile and feel so good for the day! Thank you!!!

  8. B E A U T I F U L...

    But I'm still trying to comprehend the "being in the car by 6:30 am!"

  9. In the beginning of the summer when I drove my uncle to work at 5am, I could watch the sun come up. This week, it was still black outside when I got home.

  10. I love the life lessons that you notice in the small things! Thanks for sharing :-)

  11. I'm still hung up on the fact that you leave for work at 6:30 in the morning. Egads!!

  12. This reminds me last winter that my husband and I have to leave home around seven in the morning for school, and it was still dark and the snow was very thick. Kinda scary but fun. :)

  13. So awesome; so true!

    Thank you, Jesus! =)

  14. Loved it, Rebecca Jo. Your analogies are always so inspired. Thanks for sharing.


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