More Reliable than the Sunrise
By Pastor Steven Hynes K.
There is nothing more reliable than the sunrise in the morning. It has never failed coming up. Sure, there are mornings where you can’t see it because of the clouds, but it is still there. God tells us, through the prophet Hosea, that He is more reliable than the sun. That means we can go to him with the knowledge that he will be there. We don’t have to doubt, it is guaranteed.
“Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.”
Half of the battle is acknowledging the Lord. By that Hosea means recognizing God when we need Him. We are quick to think of ourselves, then we think of others, but Jesus is often the last resort. After we have tried everything and find ourselves in a hole, we can’t get out of we come to Him. Then we get a little relief, and off we go again on our own.
Refreshes Us Like Rain
If we do acknowledge Him, He will appear like the sunrise and refresh us like the spring rain. Think about that for just a second. He is more reliable than the sun coming up in the morning. We can have total confidence in his presence. He also renews us like the rain. You never know how much you need that until you have entirely run out of options. God doesn’t want us to wait to get to that point. He wants us to acknowledge Him every morning and get our sustenance from His unending source of life. Start today by calling out to Jesus and watch as He renews your soul. As Hosea says: “Press on to acknowledge Him.”