Barn at Sunrise

Barn at Sunrise

There is just something about a barn at sunrise. I drove by this barn several times before seeing the shot I wanted. The sun was just barely above the horizon and the ground fog had not quite burned off. Great conditions for this early morning shot. The filtered light coming from the side has nice glow, and I like the transition in the sky from gold to blue. It’s going to be a beautiful day.

Early morning reminds me that each day we get a do-over, a chance to make whatever we messed up in previous days right. The failings of yesterday can be shed and new opportunities await. There is just one requirement. No wallowing in yesterday’s mud allowed. You have to rise up with the fresh dawn to a fresh start. You have to press on.

The small group Bible study I am a part of has reached Romans 5 in our study this week. So, this verse also comes to mind when I think of do-overs:

“And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” (Romans 5:2b-4)

A new day, a new hope. That is what I see in each sunrise. Putting behind past sufferings and persevering to strengthen my character and give a brand new hope.

What do you see in a sunrise? How does a new day, a do-over, affect you?