Watching the Sunrise with Jesus

MY EYES FLUTTERED OPEN. It was 6:00 AM. Time to get up. I had an early morning  date with Jesus to watch the sunrise and I must not be late.

Throwing on my sweats, tennis shoes and jacket, I grabbed my camera and headed out the door of the dorm and down toward the lake. I didn’t want to miss this gift Jesus so loving woke me to witness.


As I approached the lake, the first rays of the sun were just beginning to peek over the horizon casting a golden glow as it rose.





It’s orange and gold beams arced over the darkened water welcoming my presence.





As the sun rose higher and higher, it illuminated the landscape behind me with brightness and clarity.





I was not the only one enjoying the sun’s first rays. Ducks and geese swam, while fish jumped occasionally in the early morning light.




In the stillness of the morning air, I sat in quiet splendor. I praised and thanked Jesus for this magnificent gift – a chance to sit alone with Him and watch as He painted the sky in preparation for another day of life.


And as I walked back to my dorm room filled with awe and saturated in peace, I wondered what the rest of my day would hold during this personal retreat. Would I receive another gift from Jesus? What message might He reveal to me today? I couldn’t wait to find out.

See you next time when I share the invitation Jesus extended to me during my personal retreat. You won’t want to miss it.

“Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the splendor and the majesty, for everything in the heavens and on earth belongs to You. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom, and You are exalted as head over all.” (1 Chronicles 29:11, HCSB)

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS:      Where do you find beauty and peace?  What  special gifts has God given you?  Leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you.
Slow Dance with Jesus was 24 Hour Personal Retreat I attended hosted by Letitia Suk, Life Coach. To find out more about personal retreats, visit Tish's website, or read her book Getaway with God which can be purchased on Amazon. You may contact me if your interested or have more questions.