I don't know anyone who doesn't appreciate a beautiful sunrise. This is something I learned from watching every second of the 30 minute process of a sunrise over a beautiful ocean.
If you think about the sunrise as being Jesus being present in our lives, this is what it looks like to me।Jesus is the light of the world, and we, as Christians, are called to reflect his light to the world।When the sun comes up, although it is so beautiful, it is usually covered by clouds। You KNOW that the sun is there, but the light is a bit diffused. Still, you can see something special, and beautiful about it.
As the sun rises more and more, it is covered less and less by the clouds, beginning to shine brighter and brighter।
Eventually, the sun is past the clouds and is so bright it lights up the entire sky।
Think of the clouds as every day things in life, or things that have happened in your life that you just can't get over, or heal from, basically, anything that causes us to diffuse the light God has meant for us to shine।It isn't until we get past the clouds that we can shine so brightly that the world can't help but know that we are here!So when you see a beautiful sunrise, whether you are catching it at the beginning, when clouds are covering the sun, or at the end when the sun is shining in all it's glory, try to think of what clouds you need to get past to show the glory of God in your life!!
I actually copied this from my notes on Facebook. I realized something after I read it again. Perhaps sometimes we are the clouds. Sometimes we try to save people by our own means, use our own egos, etc. The world needs Jesus, not us!