Kate said "Sunrise" and as I ruminating; the words to a hauntingly beautiful song came to my mind.
Swiftly flow the days
Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers
Blossoming even as we gaze
Swiftly fly the years
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears
Those words, if you don't recognize them, are from the Broadway musical and movie Fiddler on the Roof. The song is sung by Teyve and Golde and the townspeople at the wedding of Tzeitel and Motel.
As the sunrise marks the beginning of the day, it brings with it a sense of hope and anticipation. The sunset marks the end of the day; a time to rest and recharge for what comes next.
Days turn into months, months into seasons, and seasons turn into years. Somedays are good, some, well, maybe not so good. For me, I know I can choose my attitude and how I handle what comes to me during the day.
My mind and heart continued to wander and these verses surfaced:
A right time for birth and another for death,
A right time to plant and another to reap,
A right time to kill and another to heal,
A right time to destroy and another to construct,
A right time to cry and another to laugh,
A right time to lament and another to cheer,
A right time to make love and another to abstain,
A right time to embrace and another to part,
A right time to search and another to count your losses,
A right time to hold on and another to let go,
A right time to rip out and another to mend,
A right time to shut up and another to speak up,
A right time to love and another to hate,
A right time to wage war and another to make peace. Ecclesiates 3:2-8 (TPT)
No matter if you feel like you are in the sunrise of your day (or life) or in the sunset, one thing is for sure, God's name is to be praised in all seasons and all day!
From sunrise brilliance to sunset beauty, lift up His praise from dawn to dusk! Psalm 113:3 (TPT)
This post was prompted by Kate Motaung's "Five Minute Friday," which she hosts on the Five Minute Friday website. Kate posts a single word each week and each blogger sets a timer for 5 minutes to write and then posts, with little editing. (Some weeks I have more trouble with that part than others.) Check out the other writers on this topic!