Waiting For Sunrise

Waiting For Sunrise

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Have you ever watched the sunrise?

The beauty of the red and pink hues just before the sun appears above the horizon is enough to drag some people from their beds in the wee hours of the morning. For me, this occasional early rise from bed isn’t the norm.

There are those who live for morning and then there is me. Most of the time my pillow and I are firmly attached at this time of day. Unless of course I am early morning bass fishing.

Warm July dawn with a glass top lake is heavenly to any bass fisherman, including me. I love to watch the grey fade into pink and red, until a warm sun bakes away morning fog on the lake.

These summer days I wait for with enthusiasm. The night before an early morning in the boat with my Dad I am sure to catch the weather. No way do I want to get up that early to hear rain drops slapping against the window.

Once I’ve decided the weather merits the trip, my Dad and I make plans. We pack water and snacks. Try to head to bed early so the morning doesn’t sneak up on us snoozing.

Then at the first sign of light we look out the cabin window at the lake. We’ve waited for this moment, anticipated it, planned for it, thrilled in it. It has finally come.

A verse in the Bible caught my eye the other day and reminded me of fishing with my Dad.

“I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in His word I put my hope. I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.” ~Psalm 130:5-6 (NIV)

Waiting for God to intervene in our lives should be filled with as much anticipation as waiting for the glass top lake. We wait, we plan, we anticipate it and are thrilled when the moment arrives.

Not only do we wait, but we believe that it will come. Does your whole being wait, knowing that God’s promises will surely come to pass in your life?

When was the last time you remember Him showing His faithfulness?

Michelle Lim About Michelle Lim

Michelle Lim is the author of Idea Sparking: How to Brainstorm Conflict in Your Novel and a Romantic Suspense writer. She is the Brainstorm/Huddle Coach at My Book Therapy and serves as the Midwest Zone Director for the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). For more, catch up with her at her blog.

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