Sunset Musings by Tim Lester

I am sitting on my front porch sipping tea. The two structures on the left of the incredible sunset are silos full of seed from the nearby farms. They are some of the few left as the city takes over the country. The Lord gently reminded me in the middle of everything that crowds in on us that He is “light” for daily direction and His “silo of provision” will continue to remain in our lives and never be removed by the encroaching things of this world. My mind went back to the passage where God was giving the details of how to remember God’s provision in the Passover feast in the Old Testament.

Deuteronomy 16:6, “but at the place where the LORD your God chooses to establish His name, you shall sacrifice the Passover in the evening at sunset, at the time that you came out of Egypt.”

God simply says to sacrifice the Passover lamb in a particular way at a particular time, “sunset.” Why? Simply to remind you that this was the time of day that through God’s provision you were delivered out of Egypt.

Yes, sunsets are beautiful. Yes, I feel all warm and fuzzy. Yes, I love seeing the beauty of God’s creation, but I will never look at a sunset the same again. Sunsets are God’s painting that the world sees every day that declares: the Lord brings me out of my bondage . . . the Lord is my light for direction . . . the Lord is my provision.

”The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?”

–Psalm 27:1

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