a sunset blessing.

As I was driving down the road today, I couldn’t help but notice how captivating the sunset was this evening. I was also stuck in traffic, so I didn’t have much else to do besides notice things and think. So I snapped this picture (below), unedited.


My mind immediately pictured a rainbow. This sunset is very similar to a rainbow. The colors blending into each other like they are, each somehow becoming the next, evolving into the next color, leaving behind a light trace of itself. It is just absolutely beautiful. And some people are too busy with the monotony of life to even notice it. Did you know the average sunset takes only two minutes to be completed. Don’t be too busy. Take two minutes to notice little things.

Also, the simple presence of this sunset reminded me of God’s power. God is so powerful that He created the Sun, Earth, Moon and stars. He gave us the gift of seeing sunsets like these every day. How incredible is that? Who are we that we deserve to experience this day after day? Yet, the Bible deems us very valuable:

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” -Matthew 6:26

In light of the tragedy that occurred last week, I find myself not only grieving, but worrying about my safety and security of my family. This verse calms me and makes me remember that God takes care of even the birds, who do nothing for Him. How much more will He take care of us, His children, whom He loves? This comforts me in the same way the sunset does.

In the Old Testament, God made a covenant with himself after the Great Flood promising to never wipe out the entire human race ever again. The symbol for this covenant was the rainbow. Often times people think Noah and God made some type of promise to each other and the rainbow symbolizes their deal, when in fact, the rainbow serves as a reminder to God of his covenant to himself. This sunset looks so much like a rainbow that it comforts me in a way such that I feel like God is looking out for his people at this very hour.

I just wanted to take a moment to remind myself of the many blessings God has given me daily, like a sunset- so simple and serene yet so complex in its beauty that it amazes me.