Psalm 50

  The Mighty One, God, the LORD,
       speaks and summons the earth
       from the rising of the sun to the place where it sets.

From Zion, perfect in beauty,
       God shines forth.

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      His splendor was like the sunrise;
       rays flashed from his hand,
       where his power was hidden.

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 I caught these pictures of the sunset on Tuesday evening of our cruise just as Uncle Dick and Aunt Betty’s anniversary reception was ending.  Some of us slipped outside to take a few pictures, but we were never quite able to capture the beauty of those few fleeting moments we had witnessed from the upper deck.

Still, there was something majestic about being so close to such a beautiful sunset.  It was almost as if God’s very Presence slipped back to earth for a few minutes just long enough to remind us of His Splendor and His Faithfulness.

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In just minutes the sun sank behind the lowest clouds, but we soaked in what we could of a beautiful sunset over the ocean, and I’m so thankful that we did.

Psalm 72:5

           “He will endure as long as the sun,

       as long as the moon, through all generations.”

Revelation 21
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for

the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw

the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down

out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride

beautifully dressed for her husband. And I

heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now

the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live

with them. They will be his people, and God

himself will be with them and be their God. He

will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be

no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for

the old order of things has passed away…..”

“…I did not see a temple in the city, because

the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its


The city does not need the sun or the moon to

shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light,

and the Lamb is its lamp.”

Thankful for an ever-present, splendor-filled, and faithful Heavenly Father,