Sunrise, after a night’s deep darkness. Sunset, after a day’s scorching heat. Sunrise and sunset: relief bringers, both. Heralds of mercy, both. Pointers, both. Given to remind us that darkness lasts not forever. That sorrow lingers only a while. That joy, even as the daily sunrise and sunset, will arrive. It will.
The joy of all being made right — of sorrow flown, as the darkness at sunrise; of sighing relieved, as the heat at sunset.
Pointers — toward the everlasting joy to come.
“And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.”
(Isaiah 35:10 & Isaiah 51:11)