Golden Blue Hour, by Gabrielle Brown: Advent Day 16
Posted on December 16, 2019 | Posted by Mary Stoneback
Twice daily, my calendar buzzes me right around sunrise and sunset, when Blue Hour and Golden Hour appear. Golden Hour occurs just after sunrise and just before sunset and features soft reddish light. Blue Hour is the other side of twilight – just before sunrise or after sunset, and light is defused and tranquil. Photographers say that Blue Hour is perfect for shooting cityscapes, bridges and Christmas lights. Landscapes, portraits and wildlife images are best when shot during the Golden Hour. I’m not a photographer, but I appreciate these dawn and dusk reminders. I take a few moments and savor the view, and I reflect on the certainty of this rhythm. In these moments, God provides me with an example of the majesty of His creation and a reminder of His reliability.Darkness isn’t going to disappear, not in this world.
Darkness dwells within – despair, hurt, anger. Darkness lives all around – injustice, indifference, inhumanity. During this season of Advent, we await the birth of Jesus. And we can, with certainty, know that the light of the world will come, right on time. Again, Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
Dear Lord, when darkness encroaches, help me to be faithful. Remind me that the light will overcome the dark, right on schedule. In Jesus’ name. Amen.