You might have noticed that in my book Reflections as well as in many of my blog posts, I frequently use the familiar saying “One Day at a Time.” For the past five years, I have lived and walked this way, one day at a time. I couldn’t look at the picture five years down the road. I would have never figured it all out. Many of you would shake your heads in wonder if you knew all of my struggles and disappointments. And I am aware that many of you could tell me your tales that would make mine look like a casual walk in the park. I am writing this today because I was once again reminded that each day is a brand new day, and His mercies are indeed new every spectacular morning. Yes, SPECTACULAR!
What is my point? Last night I felt hopeless; a certain situation seemed hopeless and never ending. Unable to sleep, I found myself praying in my closet. Then a couple of hours later, I stepped into the bedroom where the blinds were raised and right there staring at me through the east window was the most spectacular sun peering up over the horizon. Plus, it was reflecting on the pond – a beautiful hue – and then to my right on my dresser was my first hardbound copy of Reflections properly displayed on a stand. I looked back and forth between the two, both reflecting the same shade of salamander – yes, salamander :-). [See Chapter 11 in “Reflections”]
This spectacular salamander sunrise reminded me that His grace is sufficient for this day. The Creator of the Universe who causes His sun to rise and set each day will take care of tomorrow – tomorrow. He is able and prepared. The night seemed hopeless, but the sun did rise – and in what spectacular fashion. I think I’ll make it another day – one day at a time!
From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised. Psalm 113:3 (NIV)
Ray Brewer says
Salamander…is that a color? I too saw the same beautiful sunrise…and I know it was the same one, because it was a spectacular salamander color. Indeed, the Name of the Lord is to be praised!
Debra Irene says
Yes, it is a color. I’m certain that “Reflections” is salamander. No one will convince me otherwise. 🙂
Nathan J. Anderson (@NathanAndersonJ) says
Congratulations on your new book!
Debra Irene says
Thank you Nathan! Appreciate your taking time to post here.