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Look at This!

by John Winsness

 

Look at the picture

What do you see ?

Is it a sunset ?

Is it a sunrise ?

What do you see ?

The season of Lent is a time of preparation – and a time of contemplation.

Lent is a time when the sun has risen high into the sky. What a glorious time! We hardly notice that each day the sun sinks lower into the western sky. There are so many exciting and glorious events until, finally the sun sets on Good Friday.

We had not noticed the sun gradually sinking lower in the sky. The night of Good Friday brings a cold darkness.

Look at the picture – What do you see?

Because of events of Good Friday, we only see a sunset. The sun does rise on Saturday but, we do not notice the sunrise until Easter Sunday.

Lent prepares us for the sunrise which must be preceded by a sunset.

If we face to the West, we will see a sunset. If we turn to the East and patiently wait, as promised, the sun will rise again.

Look at the picture – what do you see?

Look at the picture
What do you see ?
Is it a sunset ?
Or is it a sunrise ?

What do you see?

In the season of Lent
Each day the sun has risen higher into the sky
We do not notice that the sun will soon set
and
We have not prepared for darkness yet

Three days of darkness before the sun will rise in the sky
And
On Easter Sunday
Light once again will strike my eye

Lent and the Easter season too
reminds us
There must be a sunset too

When you look at this picture
What do you see?
Is it a sunset?
Or is it a sunrise?

Lent prepares us for the sunrise
which must be preceded by a sunset.