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JimB

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Sunsets
« on: July 23, 2016, 07:12:54 AM »
A couple of weeks ago I was blessed with going to one of my favorite places in Northern Michigan. I took a couple of pictures of sunsets. When I got home I was thinking about this experience and the following came to mind.

As the cars bore our company into the city of Denver, we were charmed in beholding one of the beautiful sunsets of Colorado. The sun was passing behind the snow-capped mountains, leaving its softened beams of golden light to tint the heavens. As the blending tints were deepening and extending athwart the skies, with indescribable beauty, it seemed the gates of heaven were ajar to let the gleamings of its glory through. The golden hues were every moment more and more entrancing, as if to invite our imagination to picture the greater glory within. We loved to think that God had let some of the glorious rays of the light abounding in heaven appear to our senses, that our imagination might grasp the more perfect glories still unrevealed. Yet the inspired apostle tells us "eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." If this so charms our senses, what must be the fullness of the glory in heaven itself.  {ST, December 12, 1878 par. 1} 



And then here is the same sunset just 15 or 20 minutes later. Well after the sun slid behind earth's horizon.

By communion with God in nature, the mind is uplifted, and the heart finds rest.  {DA 291.1}