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a slow journey through lent: day 20

Today I'd like to share a little about my journey with the sun. About a year and a half ago there were some pretty tumultuous things going on in my life. In an effort to be steadied I began watching the sunrise every morning. It's become a pretty regular habit for me, and that first year, even on nearly freezing days, you could find me out on the patio staring east. After a year I still regularly go out, although on some of the colder days I watch from the kitchen window.

Take a few minutes today to acknowledge the course of the sun (if you can see it) or just peak outside at different times during the day to note the brightness of the sun's effect around you.

Reflect on verses 1-6 of Psalm 19 as you sit with the sun.

The heavens proclaim the glory of God.

The skies display his craftsmanship.

Day after day they continue to speak;

night after night they make him known.

They speak without a sound or word;

their voice is never heard.[a]

Yet their message has gone throughout the earth,

and their words to all the world.

God has made a home in the heavens for the sun.

It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his wedding.

It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race.

The sun rises at one end of the heavens

and follows its course to the other end.

Nothing can hide from its heat.

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