WAITING FOR THE SUN … The Coming of the Light

My internal clock was still on Eastern time … but I was on the West Coast for The Big Event … when I had an Advent experience.  That was two months ago.  Waking long before my alarm, I walked to the window of our 24th floor hotel room, and this is what I saw.  In person, it was absolutely stunning.

Catching my breath, I reached for my camera.

A new day was trying to dawn, and for me it was going to be a very busy one …

but I stood there in awe, just waiting … waiting for the sun …

while below me commuters, oblivious to the beauty overhead, fought the early morning traffic …

parking lots filled up with office workers …

and passengers on airplanes prepared to land.  Oblivious.

Yet as the day continued to dawn …

and office buildings filled with staff …

the thick clouds overhead began to silently break up …

pouring more light onto the earth below.

Shadows began to disappear …

and the world became grey rather than black …

while yet another plane full of early-morning travelers prepared for landing. Oblivious.

The city awoke … clueless to the beauty overhead.

Wheels down.  Prepare to land.  Get off the plane.  Hurry to the taxicab, the meeting, the next flight.  Oblivious.

Fewer clouds.  More light.

I’m still waiting for the sun … but thinking about what the world was like over 2000 years ago when a weary couple was waiting for the birth of God’s Son.

His birth had been foretold … but how many people were truly watching and waiting?  How many were wrapped up in their own worlds … oblivious?

How many today … at this season of Advent … have missed the Sonrise?

If you didn’t miss it, I’m really glad!  But take a minute to ask yourself the same question I asked myself:  Am I truly watching … anticipating His return … waiting for the Son?

I hope you’re remembering the Reason for this season.  Nothing else really matters, does it?

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  1. Oblivious is the perfect word for this.
    As far as me? I am as expectant and eager as a child on Christmas morning. I cannot wait for His return and I often talk with Him about it. “Amen! Come, Lord Jesus.” Rev. 22:20
    Thank you for sharing, Susan.

  2. Beautiful post.
    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas.

  3. This is beautiful..love each photo and the changes that come with each one. God bless…

  4. Wonderful Susan! My hubby and I were just talking the other day about this time of year and how many people are missing it…the real story. And it is so true that many of us stop with that story and forget the rest…and the rest of the story that is yet to come! Thank you so much for sharing this with us today!

  5. loved how you put this…the photos powering up your words…..amazing life we’ve been given

  6. Awesome Post! I have to stop using that word. I love your pictures. Pat

  7. Beautiful photos and words, I couldn’t agree with you more!

  8. Wonderful post…so easy to become wrapped up in the cares of the world and forgetting what is most important

  9. The stunning photos that you captured are absolutely beautiful! Watching for the coming of the Light, of the Messiah – a lovely analogy!

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I’ll be browsing your other posts 🙂


  10. How interesting. The pictures helped tell the story so well. Waiting for the Son. That will be the most important event anyone can even imagine. I’ve waited for the sun to shine many times. The only thing that really matters is the return of the Son.