The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
How do you feel when gazing at a sunset? Although some older adults might draw parallels between a sunset at the close of day and our approaching end of life, British researchers suggest, “Catch a sunset tonight.” At dusk, the sun’s path lengthens. The lower water vapor during fall and winter produces vivid colors. The air is clearer than earlier in the year when wildfires threaten. Sunlight hits and scatters more tiny molecules. Brilliant oranges and reds flood the sky.
Centuries after the seven days of Creation, scientists can merely hint at how the Master Artist creates such vibrant colors. Catching a spectacular sunset can improve mood, increase positive emotions, and decrease stress.
But the palette at dusk is fleeting, so seize the moment. Where do you see the Creator at work?
Mary Manz Simon
Ft. Myers, FL
Lord, open my eyes to the wonders of your Creation. Amen.
Reflect: Consider how color impacts your mood. Which color lifts you up?
Read: Psalm 104:1-24 and Psalm 33:6-8