Monday, March 25, 2013

Not just Mr. Sun




Day 23: Sun Flare
A song that we sometimes sing at story time in the library is Mr. Sun.  It is all about asking the sun to please shine down so the kids can play outside.  It is a silly song, but it falls short of an important point.  The sun is a created heavenly body.  It was created by Someone greater and shines at His bidding. 

Today started off cloudy and as I was inside most of the day I was afraid I would not get a picture of a sun flare.  But as I was driving home the sun was nearing the horizon and I stopped along the road three times to take some pictures.  Normally I would have thought the sun was pretty but rather annoying as it was in my eyes on my drive west. This project gave me a chance to see its beauty and to think of the Creator and His promises to us.  God is the one who created the sun to shine by day while the moon and stars light the night (Genesis 1:16-18).  He will sustain them until His glory fills creation at the end of time (Revelation 21:23).

Here is a better song to sing that mentions the sun, but points to the Creator! :)
Every Promise of Your Word 
Words and Music by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend 

From the breaking of the dawn to the setting of the sun,
I will stand on ev'ry promise of Your Word.
Words of power, strong to save, that will never pass away,
I will stand on ev'ry promise of Your Word.
For Your covenant is sure,
And on this I am secure—
I can stand on ev'ry promise of Your Word.

When I stumble and I sin, condemnation pressing in,
I will stand on ev'ry promise of Your Word.
You are faithful to forgive that in freedom I might live,
So I stand on ev'ry promise of Your Word.
Guilt to innocence restored,
You remember sins no more—
So I'll stand on ev'ry promise of Your Word.

When I'm faced with anguished choice, I will listen for Your voice,
And I'll stand on ev'ry promise of Your Word.
Through this dark and troubled land
You will guide me with Your hand
As I stand on ev'ry promise of Your Word.
And You've promised to complete
Ev'ry work begun in me—
So I'll stand on ev'ry promise of Your Word.

Hope that lifts me from despair, love that casts out ev'ry fear,
As I stand on ev'ry promise of Your Word.
Not forsaken, not alone, for the Comforter has come,
And I stand on ev'ry promise of Your Word.
Grace sufficient, grace for me,
Grace for all who will believe—
We will stand on ev'ry promise of Your Word.

(And because I felt sorry that the moon does not get a mention in this challenge…)

3 comments:

  1. These pictures are stunning! And I love that song by the Getty's.

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  2. Haha - I love your shout out to the moon!! :)

    Umm - GORGEOUS pictures Kendra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really like all of them, my favourite is the second one you posted here - even Dave was walking by and saw them and was like, "WOW!" :D Great job!!! (again!)

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    1. I took the pictures of the sun and as I turned around to get back in my car, the moon was looking down on me and I just had to take a picture. :) Thanks, Dave ... when will we see his collection?

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