This morning I had class at 7:30.
Last night, I stayed up way too late, so naturally I felt like my sheets were bricks as I woke up this morning.
I basically crawled my way to the shower, got dressed, and left.
Leaving a little early to beat the traffic, I saw the most beautiful sunrise.
The picture at the top does not even do it justice.
I was blown away by the beauty.
God was present. I was present with Him. What an awesome start to the day.
Then I started to think.
In order to see such a gift, I had to wake up feeling like death.
I had to push the feelings of my humanity away, and move forward.
By doing this I was able to be a part of the sunrise.
This is exactly what we are called to do with our suffering on this earth. We are to use it as a stimulus to grow deeper in faith, hope, and love through utter perseverance.
In the darkness of the morning we must remain hopeful for the rising of the sun.