July 14, 2012

~Object 72~ The Sun

They set out walking along the road, talking, laughing, hoping to reach the top of the hill before the sun was lost behind the mountains, but not trying too hard.  Having accomplished their goal, they stood at the top, looking at, but trying not to look at, the sun.

The trees took on a sheen; an ethereal, resplendent, almost unearthly light.  Feeling the golden beacon penetrating her soul, she was warmed from the inside out.  Standing in the presence of such glory was breathtaking.

She felt a gripping, almost smothering sense of the presence of God.  Surrounded by the inconceivable beauty that is the sun, she could not help but think that even this splendor was nothing in comparison to the beauty and majesty of the Son of God.

In just a moment, the sun was gone.  That quickly the spell was broken, and she understood.  She understood that we have these moments of splendor only for a moment because life itself only lasts for a moment.  The beauty of the hills illuminated by the setting sun will someday be gone forever.

And we won't miss it.


Over and out,


P.S.  So sorry about missing a couple of days there.  I've been busy, but this is supposed to be an object every day... not just when I feel like it.  Love you all!  


  1. Emily, this was beautifully written and wonderfully profound.
    It reminds me of the verse, "Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face." (1 Cor 13:12) That even the sun in all its setting beauty pales when compared to the Son, that the sun is but a poor reflection of God's glory, awes my mind.

    1. Thanks, Paul, I'm so glad.
      That verse definitely came to mind as I was writing this... The idea that the sun is nothing in comparison to the Son gives me chills.
      How very blessed we are to know Him.