The Lord Lingers Long

I was driving home from a day-cation yesterday and for the last 90 minutes of the trip I watched the sunset. Psalm 19 says “The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. Day to day pours forth speech, And night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; Their voice is not heard,” so I drove in silence and listened to what creation was saying.

What I heard was scripture because Psalm 19 also says “In them He has placed a tent for the sun, which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber; It rejoices as a strong man to run his course. Its rising is from one end of the heavens, and its circuit to the other end of them; And there is nothing hidden from its heat.”

What I heard as I listened to the Lord as the sun was setting is the Bridegroom lingers long for He never wants the day to end. The light seemed to stretch the sky, the colors changed effortlessly from gold and pink to tan and gray.

I realized during that 90 minutes of listening, watching, and pondering that we miss a lot because we don’t know how to linger. We are so quick to move on to the next thing and God is not in a hurry at all. I learned the God I serve is a God that lingers long at the end of the day and loves to break forth with a new day.

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