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Second sunrise

In February we had our annual church family beach day. This is usually held on or around Australia Day (January 26, for any non-Australian readers), but due to the crazy wet weather we had this summer, the beach day had to be postponed to February 25. We went to Newport Beach for our church family bonding and water baptisms, but prior to that, three of my girlfriends and I went to the beach a little earlier to watch the sun rise.

I’m a night person and I love my sleep, but I will take any chance to go see a sunrise at the beach. On this particular day, though, it was a tad cloudy, particularly at the horizon. We arrived at Curl Curl (or was it Dee Why?) beach and found a spot on the rocks that overlooked a fishing spot. It was already quite bright—we had arrived about 15 minutes after the weather forecast said the sun was going to rise—but we couldn’t actually see the sun. Above the horizon was a strip of clouds, and behind that, the risen sun. But in a way we still got to see the sun rise because as we sat there, the sun rose from behind the clouds.

The sun's rays pouring over the top of the clouds.

The sun's rays pouring over the top of the clouds.

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Taken on Tuesday February 21 at 2:58 PM. Every Tuesday Chantelle, the daughter of one of my friends from church, comes over after school. I teach her piano, and also her mum takes this class every Tuesday evening. Chantelle’s school is right around the corner from my street. Some days I get the opportunity to […]

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Taken on Friday March 23 at 6:58 PM. I arrived at my friend’s house in Doonside (in Sydney’s west) for connect and I parked with my car facing east. As I got out I saw the sky behind the car and just went, “Woah.” By the way, this photo does not do it justice. – […]

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What a beautiful God

I had my iTunes playing on random (“shuffle”, if you wanna be accurate), and a song by one of my favourite artists came on.

Beautiful – Shawn McDonald

As I look into the stars
I’m pondering how far away they are
How You hold them in Your hands
And still You know this man
You know my innermost being, oh
Even better than I know, than I know myself
What a beautiful God
What a beautiful God

And what am I, that I might be called Your child
What am I, what am I
That You might know me, my King
What am I, what am I, what am I

As I look off into the distance
Watching the sun roll on by
Beautiful colours all around me, oh
Painted all over the sky
The same Hands that created all of this
They created you and I
What a beautiful God
What a beautiful God

And what am I, that I might be called Your child
What am I, what am I
That You might know me, my King
What am I, what am I
That You might die that I might live
What am I, what am I, what am I, what am I

It’s been so long since I listened to this song, and I do absolutely love the lyrics. But tonight, one particular lyric stuck out to me:

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Lunch and Life


 
The human body needs to consume food on a regular basis in order to sustain itself. Likewise, the spirit of a human being needs to consume spiritual food. And just as a person (for the most part) chooses what food they put in their mouth, we also have a choice as to what we decide to feed our spirit with.

So today for lunch, I decided to hang out with God. It’s something I don’t do as often as I should, but when I do, he spoils me with amazing revelations of his Word, and it makes me wonder why I lose motivation to read my Bible regularly.

For lunch, I read Romans 4-6. I was reading through the three chapters trying to make sense of what Paul was telling the Roman church. Everything was sinking in, but I didn’t feel as if I was coming away from it with mind-blowing revelations.

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