Apr
17

The Sunset

The Sunset

An angelic glow shines like a backdrop highlighting the mountain range. Light is singing with golden tones of the sun, each ray saluting the day and beckoning stillness from the heavens … if for just a moment. Oh, what a display of glory to counteract the colorless day!  In an instant, my weariness washes away as the soft light surrounds my sorrows like a canopy of grace. Nothing hurries as the light fades, everything comes to fuller intention. Every illumination beckons serenity into my soul. All of my earthly strivings give way to a broader vision … eternity is waiting on the other side of the sunset. The treasures that I seek are on the other side. There is no higher vantage point than the mountain, and even the mountain gives way in humility, becoming a dark backdrop against a sky that shows its glorious splendor. The golden tones softly give way to colors of red, deep blue, and gray that take the night skies into a state of eternal bliss … if for just a second. I have waited all of my life for this one moment; instead of fearing what is ahead, I realize that life’s most glorious moments are short and fleeting like the sunset … a foretaste to the majestical glory that awaits me in the kingdom.  

—Cherise Selley