Because of our God’s merciful compassion,
the Dawn from on high will visit us
to shine on those who live in darkness
and the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Luke 1:78-79, HCSB
Looking out my window this morning, sipping my coffee, I was greeted with a sight incredibly similar to this photo I took one misty morning in Greece last year. I was so awed, I just stood there, taking in the loveliness and forgot to take a picture.
The sun, reaching down through the clouds, stirred the waters of the bay with golden diamonds. It looked like God himself was peeking down to say, ‘Good Morning, daughter’! It nearly took my breath, and my eyes threatened to leak. The beauty and goodness of my Father takes on a deeper meaning on mornings like this one.
As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ today, may we stop and soak in the moments of beauty that remind us of Who it is we rejoice in. May we see how great his love for us is, and may that very love guide us into the way of peace.