Hey, friends. I have committed to reading the Bible all the way through in 2015. I want to blend what I am learning from my photography with what I am learning through God's Word. My plan is to post at least one picture a week to share something that has caught my attention that week. Follow along.
This is the first week's inspiration in my 52 week challenge. The first few chapters of the gospel according to Luke tell of the birth of John the Baptist and of Jesus. I have read Luke's account of Jesus' coming many times. But this time, in reading through the English Standard Version, I was struck with the idea that Jesus is called the "Sunrise." I love that imagery. Sunrises mean a new day, new hope, and a fresh start. They are often accompanied with incredible, breathtaking beauty.
For me, personally, I'm a bit of a nighttime chicken. When I'm alone at night, I can get spooked pretty easily. Many times in my life I've been so ready for the first light of day to take away the anxiety of the darkness. So, the words of Luke 1:78-79 deliver incredible peace, telling me that the Sunrise will come (came) to bring light for those of us who sit in darkness. Our fears, our anxieties, our shortcomings...all of them melt away in the coming of the Light into the world. Thank you, Jesus.