I poured myself another cup of coffee. It tasted especially wonderful yesterday morning.

As I did, I lifted my eyes to glance out our east windows. I wasn’t prepared for what I saw.

Before me was probably the most incredible sunrise I have ever seen in all my years. Seriously. I didn’t want to take my eyes off of it.

But I knew I had to try to capture this with my camera. This could very well have been a once-in-a-lifetime sunset. I moved quickly to grab my phone, open the window, stick my phone out of it, and snap the photo so as not to miss a moment of the color-filled sky.

If you follow me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, you might have already gazed upon the beauty I saw. I say it’s worth looking at again…

Each sunrise is beautifully different.

Seriously. No filter. No editing. Just pure beauty.

As I stood there, almost frozen in awe, I couldn’t help but thank God for allowing me to see His splendor in the sky. I thanked Him for allowing me to see just a snippet of His glory. (Remember yesterday’s post about His glory being on the other side of the descending cloud in our lives??!!) I thanked Him for “speaking” to me through this scene, and for encouraging this heart of mine.

If you would have been here having coffee with me, we could have gazed on it together. That would have made it extra-special.

If you know anything about me, you probably know I love sunrises and sunsets. They fill me with joy. I’ve seen many of them, and I hope to take in many, many more. What I’ve found is no two have been the same. Ever. Each one is different, unique, special. Amazing hues of yellow, orange, pink, red, even sometimes purple, are splashed across the horizon. God must enjoy painting them each morning and evening.

I say they are just for me (even though I know they aren’t.)

Really, though. Each one of these scenes is beautifully different.

Kind of like you and me. We are beautifully different. Unique. Special.

No two of us are exactly alike. There’s no need to compare, to try to be different, to feel superior or inferior with who we are. What we can do, though, is to proudly display God’s splendor in our own unique ways. We have “hues” of different gifts and talents, different physical features, different personalities, different tastes and preferences. God “painted” each of us with those beautiful “hues.”

We are just as beautifully different as each sunrise and sunset.

I pray we remember this as we go about our day today. I pray God reminds us if we forget.

May we each display His splendor in our own unique ways today!



Linking up with Holly Barrett for #TestimonyTuesday.

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