From Sunrise to Sunset

“From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised.” Psalm 113:3

This morning, while darkness covered the earth in a blanket of black, I slipped out of warm sheets to greet a new day.

Slowly, the sky turned the palest shade of blue.

Now, the soft light of the sun is illuminating houses and people and cars filling busy streets.

And, in the midst of it all, I open my eyes to pages of promises radiating hope.

The Word of the Lord shines so bright, you just cannot help but see the truth. And, when you do, you are compelled to proclaim with the psalmist David:

“Praise the LORD, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the LORD, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” Psalm 103:1-5

Today, I am thankful for the simple pleasure of waking up to a new day. For eyes to see the beauty of God’s creation. For another chance to praise Him for life and breath and the hope of unchanging promises.

Lord, help us remember that you are worthy of our praise, from sunrise to sunset. Amen. 

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12 thoughts on “From Sunrise to Sunset

  1. I LOVE this post. Perhaps since I have asthma I’m always in awe that we wake up breathing so easily. But a new day to abide with Him….and soon face to face.

  2. What a beautiful post…..and this is something that I forget about often. We get so tied up into our busy lives, it’s easy to forget to be thankful for each and every day we are blessed with. Thank you so much for this reminder and for sharing such a wonderful Bible verse. I wrote it down, so that I can mark it in my Bible and read it often!

  3. Angel, this is beautiful. It touched my heart and made me realize all over again just what a pleasure, and a privilege, it is to wake up each day in God’s big world.

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