Five Minute Focus: Early Morning Sunrise

Recently, I’ve had to learn to wake up at around 5 a.m. during weekdays. It’s definitely not my choice, but I slog out of bed, grab a cup of coffee, and head outside for morning chores. On a rare occasion, I have a bit of time to sit on the back porch. From my vantage point, I watch the sun poke out from the trees and listen to all the birds singing their morning anthems. I look at all that surrounds me and think to myself–surely God is alive! Romans 1:20 says, for since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, even in our backyards, we can see the power, glory and evidence of God. Perhaps lately your life has been too busy or too painful that you cannot see Jesus’s strength and love for you in your surroundings. The thought is simple today. Take five minutes to look for God around you. Maybe you will find Him in a child’s laugh, the warmth of the sun’s rays on your face, in the beauty of the stars on a clear night, or perhaps on a chilly 5 a.m. summer morning.

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