Until the Day Break

 •  2 min. read  •  grade level: 6
I wonder if anyone ever saw anything much more lovely than a beautiful sunset or sunrise?
I remember one time the fence had been left down in our pasture, and the horses got out.
We had been told late at night that they had been seen some miles distant from our house. So early the next morning, before sunrise, we started out in the car to find them.
I was keeping a lookout to see the sun rise, and as we went along I kept glancing back toward the northeast. In that part of the sky there were dark clouds, and as I watched for these to go I could not help thinking of that verse,
But what happens as they gradually do break? As we came out on the hilltop where the horses were, the sky was tinted with lovely colors. As time went on they became brighter and more lovely. The sky was shot with gold and red.
When we turned in at our road, coming home, and came up the hill, what a golden scene met our gaze there!
What was the cause of this great transformation of the dull sky? The sun-the sun coming forth in all his glory and majesty.
Even before the glorious change had really taken place, the birds were awake awaiting the coming of day.
Oh, may we too be found watching for that day when "the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God" (1 Thess. 4:1616For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: (1 Thessalonians 4:16)).
May our hearts be filled with joy and peace, as we see this time approaching.