A Still More Glorious Dawn

Glorious Dawn by StacyJMT.com


The other day, my parents and sister and I went down to the beach just before dark. A storm lowered on the horizon; streaky clouds doused the sun before it could spread its colors over the sea. But even without them, there was no lack of awesomeness.

I’ve spent too much time working on my “geek tan” lately. I forget to go outside, where I can get in touch with nature. So when I stood before tumbling waves and a locked-and-loaded sky, with a dulcet wind touching my face, the beauty of Life took my breath away. And the power of God blew my mind.

“Some part of our being knows this is where we came from.” ~ Carl Sagan

Much as there are good things in my life right now, there are still so many unanswered questions; so many fears and doubts. One by one, I took them out and presented them to my Creator. For each, He gave me an answer—either in the expressions of Nature, or the voice of my own heart. Waves came from opposite directions and blended seamlessly together, becoming stronger. Pelicans touched down on the water and came up with fish, never questioning that food would be right where they looked for it. Venus tipped her brilliant head from behind pewter clouds and winked at me in reply. I breathed deeply. A hard wall built of stress, worldliness, and works began to give way, and I felt peace, connectivity, and faith seep into my soul.

I had just read, “If you have more than three priorities, you don’t have any.” So, standing on the darkening beach, I thought about my options and clarified three to focus on. I presented those to the Lord, too; and to emphasize the action to myself, I chased down the water’s edge and dipped three fingers into the wave that came to greet me.

We’re connected; we’ll do these things together.

“The cosmos is also within us. We’re made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” ~ Carl Sagan

I returned to my computer to find that one of my Twitter friends had linked to the video below. After watching that, it took me about…five, six days…

…no, scratch that. I still haven’t come down from this high.

Watch, and feel your own connection to the cosmos:

I knew, after our time on the beach, that God and I would work together to make something beautiful. Through this, He told me I needed to expand my expectations.

A still more glorious dawn awaits
Not a sunrise, but a galaxy rise.

What awaits you? Maybe go take a walk in nature…and find out.



Check it out!
Amazing original music and remixed video by John Boswell, whose work is “a tribute to great minds of science, intended to spread scientific knowledge and philosophy through the medium of music.”
“A Glorious Dawn”, and more like it, is available for free download at the following sites:


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6 Responses to “A Still More Glorious Dawn”

  1. You think and write beautifully – not a “gift”,
    as some say, but a carefully developed
    capability… I’m in awe!

  2. Beautifully written–very deep emotional recharge.

  3. @Geno Thank you so much!

    @Mom (((Hugs))) My deep spiritual life is a blessing I first received from you :-)

  4. Wonderfully inspiring words! I’m going to define my three priorities, too.

  5. Very inspiring words and website. You mention a book that is being published. When is that going to be available?

  6. Thank you, Carol! Our mystery novel – “The Rosewood House” – and some other cool projects are up for release in 2010. I’m very excited about that! In the next few days, I’m also updating my writing blog http://writing.mousewords.net with news and short stories. :-)

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