Psalm 119: 57-58: “You are my portion, Lord; I have promised to obey your words. I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.”

Psalm 119 is a remarkable piece of poetry! Divided into 22 subsections, each one begins with one of the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. The Heth-section of the Hebrew alphabet starts out with a profound statement (Psalm 119:57):

“You are my portion, Lord;”

I find it interesting that the Lord is our portion and not the Earth that He gave us to inhabit. This is further expressed as we continue reading this particular paragraph (Psalm 119:64):

O Lord, your unfailing love fills the earth; teach me your decrees.”

The material world surrounding us is filled with God’s unfailing love, so when we seek His face we really do not have to go very far. We can see His love everywhere. Before Sunrise I love to go on a short bike ride to a local lake and watch the Sun rise as the ducks wake up and go about their business. Are you familiar with the saying: “Tomorrow is another day?” That pretty much summarizes how I feel at dawn. As long as the Sun rises, there is hope!

Have you ever noticed that no Sunrise equals another? Depending on the amount of cloud cover, the filtered light showcases a wide variety of ever changing color tones, an astounding light symphony in the skies! Colors arrange themselves from violet hues to pink, from orange to golden. Then, in brilliant white, the Sun finally shows up, rising like a queen.

To me, a glorious Sunrise – or Sunset for that matter – is God’s love letter written in the skies. While the daily show is over quickly, none of these are the same. Extremely creative as He is, our Creator loves to surprise us with a new design on any given day. My take-away from these simple observations is that in the midst of chaos beauty still shows its face. All we have to do is pick up on it.

With flowers unfolding in the dust, with every loving word spoken, and with each act of kindness as a token we’re witnessing God’s love all around us, a love that cannot be broken.