This picture is not manipulated. It was on NASA's picture of the day. Taken in Sweden, it shows an unusual green flash; rare, but it does happen!!! It was cloudy this morning, so I didn't see the sunrise, which I like to do every chance I get. In the early 70's, I worked for Norton company in upstate New York on the overnight shift. Most of the time, several of us would go to the coating preparation room (glue room) in the second story to watch the sunrise. I still remember those wonder occurrences! Luke recounts the story of Zacharias, who having been struck dumb for disbelieving an angel, finally acknowledges God's will and names his son John. That's not all he says...
Luke, Chapter 1 (LITV)
57 And the time was fulfilled to Elizabeth for her to bear, and she bore a son. 58 And the neighbors and her relatives heard that the Lord magnified His mercy with her, and they rejoiced with her. 59 And it happened on the eighth day, they came to circumcise the child and were calling it by his father's name, Zacharias. 60 And his mother answered, saying, Not so, but he shall be called John. 61 And they said to her, No one is among your kindred who is called by this name. 62 And they signaled to his father, what he might desire him to be called. 63 And asking for a writing tablet, he wrote, saying, John is his name. And all marveled. 64 And instantly his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed , and he spoke, blessing God. 65 And fear came on all those living around them. And in all the hill country of Judea all these things were talked about. 66 And all who heard laid them up in their hearts, saying, What then will this child be? And the hand of the Lord was with him.
67 And his father Zacharias was filled of the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying, 68 Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, because He visited and worked redemption for His people. 69 And He raised up a Horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David; 70 even as He spoke through the mouth of His holy prophets from the age before : 71 Salvation from our enemies, and from the hand of all those hating us, 72 to execute mercy with our fathers, and to remember His holy covenant, 73 the oath which He swore to our father Abraham, 74 to give to us, that we being delivered out of our enemies' hand, in order to serve Him without fear, 75 in consecration and righteousness before Him all the days of our life. 76 And you, child, will be called Prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways, Mal. 3:1 77 to give a knowledge of salvation to His people by remission of their sins, 78 through the tender bowels of mercy of our God, in which the Dayspring from on high will visit us, 79 to appear to those sitting in darkness and in shadow of death, to direct our feet into theway of peace. Isa. 9:2 80 And the child grew, and became strong in spirit. And he was in the deserts until the day of his showing to Israel.
What's the most beautiful sunrise (Dayspring, here) you can remember? I remember many, but the day I actually SEE JESUS will be one that I never will forget!!! Now, THAT WILL BE A SONRISE THAT I WILL REMEMBER FOREVER!!!