The rain poured down for several minutes while we were preparing dinner.
Our family had decided to work together to make the evening meal.
When I had finished eating, I could tell that it was no longer as dark outside as it had been.
An orange glow was in the sky, making the grass a vivid, emerald color.
Taking my camera with me, I ventured out into the street to see the sunset after such a long rain.
Reaching the open space away from the trees, I was enveloped in color.
Looking all around me, I didn’t want to miss any part of the spherical canvas that was ablaze with light.
I took several pictures, focusing on different parts of the sky.
The rain was gone.
Although night was approaching, the setting sun sent a silent invitation to tomorrow’s dawn.
A new day.
In the New Testament, we find the account of the birth of John the Baptist.
God had planned for him to go ahead of Jesus, preparing the way for Him in speaking to the people.
When John was born, his father, Zechariah, prophesied about him:
“You, child, will be called a prophet of the Most High. You will go ahead of the Lord to prepare his way. You will make his people know that they can be saved through the forgiveness of their sins. A new day will dawn on us from above because our God is loving and merciful.“
A new day.
A new forever.
Jesus was coming, destined to pay for our sins on the cross so that we could be saved from destruction.
The day of Jesus’ birth did occur, and the new day dawned, just as God intended.
We live in the new day right now.
This very moment—
Because God is loving and merciful.
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