The other night the moon and stars were sealed from sight by an enveloping blanket of clouds. The only light illuminating the darkness was our feeble, flickering yard light.
As dawn approached I gazed out my bedroom windows. I waited for the finicky, florescent bulb to sputter out so that I could behold the beauty outside my window.
The snow, catching just a smidgen of natural light, sent forth a soft cerulean glow. The trees in their bare beauty, stood strong and stately against the lightening horizon. The haze from our wood stove filtered lazily through the still morning air.
Moment by moment the sky changed, from mid-night blue to steel blue to periwinkle, altering the view out my window. Objects that were hidden in darkness now appeared before my eyes with the coming of day.
As the first rays of the sun’s light peeked over the tree tops on the horizon, Proverbs 4:18 came to mind.
The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.
As I continued to watch the scene out my window come into full light, I realized how fitting this verse was for what I had just witnessed. And a perfect start to a brand new day!