In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

Genesis 1:1-5


I took this picture a few years ago as I sat on our patio at sunrise. I liked sitting out there in the early morning, along with my Bible and journal. On this day I had also brought out my camera because the day before I’d seen some small birds flitting around the daisies a few feet away. Might I be able to capture a photo of them?

The birds did not come back but the exquisite light of daybreak did. I played with my camera, holding it at unusual angles, trying to reveal the wonder of the moment. God’s light was amazing as it played on the daisies and fuchsias.

The picture below is my husband’s trusty boat on Raven Lake in the Chilcotin. Also at sunrise.

One of my favourite hymns is Morning has Broken, sung by Cat Stevens. I never tire of it. Want to hear?