LIGHT FADES QUICKLY
A log house on a hill is where I’ve made my home since the spring of 1998. Needless to say, over that many years with many people living here off and on, we’ve collected quite a bit of clutter. Cleaning house can be a challenge when it’s a full house, but I really enjoy the company of various family members.
The front porch is one of my favorite places because of the view. As I sit there in the evening watching the sky, it never gets old. The view is the same, but the sky is always changing. Every night the light fades quickly as the sun goes down.
While the clutter may discourage and overwhelm,
the view from the front porch always cheers me!
At 7:21PM, I took this picture as I pedaled the exercise bike on the front porch. The sun was already on its way down, but there was still plenty of light, even though there was a cloud cover.
A few minutes later at 7:37PM, I snapped the following photo. See how the light fades quickly as the day gives way to night?
DAY GIVES WAY TO NIGHT
The cycle is always on schedule as the world spins on its axis. Day gives way to night no matter where you live on this earth. (Though some places have months of daylight and months of darkness). Even then there is a cycle of day and night. It is not random but always on schedule, and that gives me comfort.
These cycles didn’t just “happen” one day. They were set in place by our Creator God. He is the One who keeps the cycles going day after day after day. This same God is the One who gave us life and who sustains us.
The Spirit of God has made me,
and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.(Job 33:4)
There is something soothing about the night. When the sun goes down, signaling the close of day, we can rest from our labors. Of course, for some, the daytime is rest time, because they work the night shift. Even though we may have differing schedules we all need a block of time for sleep. The darkness of night offers us a respite from the demands of the day.
With all the distractions at our fingertips these days, it’s often hard to stop and begin to relax as day gives way to night. Lights often stay on inside till late at night. We stay busy till bedtime whether it be watching television or playing phone games, etc. What if we set a time to give our eyes a break from screens and do something less intrusive?
FIND A COZY NOOK
We recently set up a sitting area in our bedroom where we can go to relax and read or work on a puzzle. When I walk into the room it looks so cozy and just beckons me to come sit a while. Maybe it will encourage me to retire to my room earlier at night to enjoy some down time before bed.
LIGHT FADES QUICKLY
Day gives way to night
Shadows fall amid thick clouds as
Daylight fades quickly
Nighttime bids us rest
As we enjoy a respite
From our daily work
Find a cozy place
Read or work a puzzle and
Leave your cares behind
As we come to the close of day, before we lie down to sleep, let us remember that Jesus offers us rest.
Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.(Matthew 11:28)
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