Thursday, November 13, 2014

God's dimmer switch

Ever wonder why dawn and dusk come gradually and not all of a sudden?

Evening comes and the sun gradually sinks lower and lower on the horizon until it's hidden from our view for that day.

It's like the sun goes to sleep in our part of the world 
so we can, too.

Then, while we're fast asleep, the earth is turning, turning, turning until the sun starts to gradually come into our view again. 

Gradually showing more of herself to us in our corner of the world until she's in plain sight. She's giving us a full view of herself so bright we're told not to look directly at her brightness.

Why the gradual, slow sinking and rising?

Why didn't God decide at the beginning of time to make these transitions sudden, like a light switch being turned off and on? 

Instead, he made sunrise and sunset on a dimmer switch.

light rises and falls at the start and end of each day.

I wonder if he knew (because he made us after all) that our souls would need to keep up with our bodies.

Thanks for stopping by today, friend!
Blessings to you!


  1. Your words move gently and thoughtfully through my heart as I too ponder how God allows the gradual rising and fall of somethings like light. You captured the wonder of it here in such a gentle way.

    1. Thanks so much Rhonda for your kind words! Thanks for stopping by to ponder with me.

  2. Your picture and words are captivating, Anne. So beautifully shared. Blessings. xoxo

    1. Thanks so much, Dear Beth!! Blessings to you, friend and have a great weekend!

  3. My word this year is LIGHT. This post created such a sweet rhythm as I thought about living in God's light. I'm glad you linked up at my place.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, and your lovely comment, Kristin! Thanks for the link up! :)


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