Some of my plants take a break from blooming and just go for the "green foliage look" for a time. It’s always a good thing to notice that first colorful burst of petals after they’ve been absent for awhile. The sun was setting and the shadows were closing in. I decided to photograph the solitary flower that had emerged in one of the containers near the fountain. In the dusky light, it seemed to have a soft glow about it.
Have you ever noticed how the surroundings take on a different feel depending on the light? We perceive them according to the hues we see. We also connect with another’s experience when they desribe the amount of light. "Dawn was just approaching when we saw the deer in the meadow." "The sun was blazing on the snow when the avalanche began." We get a mental picture as we tune in to what is being said.
Luke desribes a time when the sun was setting and those who were ill were brought to Jesus for healing. Can you just picture it? The dusky orange, pink and purple of the coming night sky forming a backdrop for deliverance from the hand of the Savior?
When the sun begins to set this evening, why not pause for a moment and ponder that gathering of long ago. Jesus remains the Healer today—in your life and in mine.