The Sun Is Rising

 

Last night, I did one of my most favorite things in life: I went to a movie.  I can’t tell you how much I love seeing a movie in the theater, with popcorn, coke and Sour Patch Kids by my side.  Since Bear was born, this was only the second movie I’ve seen, so it was simply delightful.

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What made it even better, was that I saw one of the girliest movies I’ve seen in such a long time, “The Other Woman.”  Have y’all seen it?!  It’s a ridiculously silly, predictable movie, but such a fun, girl-power kind of movie.  Note: do NOT drag your significant other to this movie.  He will hate it, you will feel bad, and nobody will win.  It’s best when seen with a few girl friends.

One of the things I loved about the movie (besides Leslie Mann who I think is HILARIOUS) was the soundtrack.  Towards the end of the movie, Leslie Mann’s character is having an introspective moment one morning on the beach, thinking about the loss of her marriage on account of a cheating, lying husband, wondering if she can find the strength to pick up the pieces and move forward.

Cue the sappy, inspirational music….

As the music played, a song I’d never heard before, “The Sun Is Rising” came on and I thought, “This song HAS to be about God.  There’s no way this isn’t about God.”

Here’s a preview:

“When life has cut too deep and left you hurting
The future you had hoped for is now burning
And the dreams you held so tight lost their meaning
And you don’t know if you’ll ever find the healing

You’re gonna make it
You’re gonna make it
And the night can only last for so long

Whatever you’re facing
If your heart is breaking
There’s a promise for the ones who just hold on
Lift up your eyes and see
The sun is rising”

In the past few years, I have watched friends walk through incredibly difficult and trying circumstances…losing children, losing parents, losing jobs, broken hearts, debilitating medical realities…I wish it wasn’t so, but the truth is, sometimes, life can be SO hard.  So many times, life just feels hopeless.

I love the promise and the hope found in this song.  No matter what you’re facing, eventually, you WILL make it through.  Even when we feel completely surrounded by darkness–when we’re hurting, broken, drowning, and feel incredibly stuck–we need to remember to look up and see the Sun peering through the clouds.

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Darkness can cast a deep and painful shadow, but the wonderful thing about our God is that, eventually, the Sun will always rise again.  

Listen to the full song below:

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