The Light after Sunsets

By Ana Borden

Our youngest girl loves sunsets. Some evenings after dinner we venture out onto our westwardly facing front porch and enjoy a few minutes of silence, as she sits on my lap. As the sun fades away, the sky fills with an array of colors. Her reaction is priceless, and I love that she finds so much joy in this daily occurrence. No two sunsets are ever the same.

Through God’s gift of sunsets, followed by a period of darkness – night – lights follow in the sunrises after every sunset.

Each morning gives birth to a new beginning. And, each sunset reminds us of our day; the colors blend into one another signifying the crossing of decisions, relationships and beliefs.

Sunsets also remind me that there is nothing to fear in death. Death on earth does not signify the end, but the start of new life, as we experience with each sunrise.

As Jesus says, “I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me, because I live and you will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me and I in you” (John 14:18-20).

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