Do we rise early in the morning, anxiously
Peering out our windows, fearing,
That the sun will fail to rise?
Do we fear evening, anxious,
Waiting for the same sun to set?
The sun, in all its glory and purpose is
Created by the same Hand that formed us.
If God promises the sun to rise and set each
Day, will He not promise that our purpose
Will come to pass as well?
Be not anxious. Cast your cares on Him,
Who alone has the power to bring the sun to life.
It is not the sunset we trust, nor the evening
That cometh to set it down again …
But truly the Hand of God.
I woke this morning, with the whisper of
A prayer I’ve said for ten years. Opening
My drapes, looking out at the sun just
Coming up from the east, I thought of my son
Whom I relinquished long ago. I thought of
All my friends who desire to parent, and I thought
Of my sleeping children in nearby rooms.
Captured by the rays of a bright orange sun,
I watched God wake the world. And I realized,
It wasn’t because of my anxiety and worry
That God opened heaven and brought
Forth a new day. No, He brought forth this day
So that I might see His love and trust Him
Completely with it.
Today, I am anxious for nothing.