When I captured a few moments of this incredible sunset as it broke through a large mass of angry dark clouds, I was awed by the beautiful colors stretched across the sky. It looked as if God was using fire-breathing clouds to paint the sky, leaving streaks of colorful beauty where darkness had been only a few minutes before. My camera didn’t do the sunset justice, but I couldn’t let the opportunity pass to capture the essence of the heavenly display.
It is certainly true that “The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.” as Psalm 19:1 tells us. God is indeed the Master Artist, and it shows everywhere in nature, on the ground and in the sky.
Sometimes a picture looks good, or even better, in grayscale. But not so with a sunset. The difference between the photos is a picture of how blessed we are that God’s handiwork is in color.
Sunsets are used often in quotes, poems, or other writing. A few examples are:
“If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.” G.K. Chesterton
“There is no way in which a man can earn a star or deserve a sunset.” G.K. Chesterton
“Early summer evenings, when the first stars come out, the warm glow of sunset still stains the rim of the western sky. Sometimes, the moon is also visible, a pale white slice, while the sun tarries. Just think — all the celestial lights are present at the same time! These are moments of wonder — see them and remember.” Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
“We have all eternity to celebrate the victories but only a few hours before sunset to win them.” Amy Carmichael