I’ve been enthralled with sunsets for as long as I can remember. I love everything about them, from the rich streaks of color rippling across the evening sky, to the golden light peering through windows and illuminating rooms in a warm glow.
I sit on the front steps of my apartment almost every evening, camera in hand, ready and eager for the show to start. These are some of my favorite sunsets I’ve captured from my porch this semester.
When I stare up at the sky and admire God’s glorious artistry displayed here on earth, I can only imagine the beauty that awaits me in heaven. Sunsets are such a sweet gift from the Lord that serve as a personal reminder of His unending love for me (and you!).
“Your faithful love is higher than the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches the clouds. God, be exalted above the heavens; let Your glory be over the whole earth.” (Psalm 108:4-5) My Bible fell open to this exact verse while I was watching the sunset last night… God blows me away!
God makes beautiful things.
He loves to “wow” us with the beauty of His creation. The Lord fills me with awe and wonder at His absolute majesty every time I see a sunset. God created nature as a way to reveal Himself to us and make known His glory.
“The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; From where the sun rises to where it sets, you inspire shouts of joy.” (Psalm 65:8)
God wants us to share our excitement with others.
I love texting pictures to my mom of the heavenly paintings God crafts for me each night because she’s the only other person I know who gets as excited about them as I do.
When we love something, we can’t help but share our excitement with others. In the same way that I love showing the sunset to my mom, I am reminded to show Jesus to people I encounter. It’s an equivalent concept. If we love the Lord, it should be hard to resist telling everyone about Him!
“Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.” (Matthew 16:15)
So go out and share the good news! Let your love for God be made known. And catch the sunset while you still can. I’m heading to my front porch as we speak.