Sunday, March 3, 2024

A New Day Dawns Everyday

By Edd Sterchi

    Beginning in Job 38, God poses some questions to Job to try to get him to understand that God is all knowledgeable, all powerful, and in complete control. He begins by mentioning the creation of the earth and how the natural elements operate. In this section, God asks Job, “Have you commanded the morning since your days began, And caused the dawn to know its place...?” (v.12). The implication is that everything, even the dawn of each new day, is regulated by God.
    I have always enjoyed watching the sunrise. Oftentimes I will get up early, drive out to the lake, and watch the day dawn. It is always inspiring. To see the colors awaken as the sun makes its appearance always brings hope and joy to my heart. It never fails to brighten my life as the landscape brightens before me. And the wonder of it is that God has made it so that each dawn is unique. I have never seen any two that are exactly alike.
    Knowing that a new day dawns everyday helps to remind us that God is still a wonderful God and He is still in control. We, like the Psalmist, can proclaim, “This is the day the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psa. 118:24).
    With each new day God makes it so that we have a fresh start at life. New blessings and opportunities await. With the knowledge of that, why shouldn’t we always be looking on the brighter side? “Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.” (2 Cor. 4:16)
    As a concluding thought, I am including the following poem that I wrote several years ago:
                 Sunny Side Up
            A sunrise is God’s way of telling us...
   lighten up,
            ...and brighten up,
            and start each day anew
   heighten up,
            ...enlighten up,
            and take the sunny view.

- Edd Sterchi preaches for the Broadway Church of Christ in Campbellsville, KY. He may be contacted through the congregation's website:

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