It was the perfect day! From evening to morning, from darkness to daytime, everything came together perfectly to create one day – and so, God rested.
Oh, that my Creator might give to me the faith of such an extraordinary experience. That He might help me to bask in evening’s glory. So many times I consider God to be good and His blessing’s beautiful in the morning when the sun is shining and hope is bursting forth over a new day. However, I still need to learn to thank Him for my evenings. So many times I consider what has happened during the course of my day to be happenstance, an accident, bad luck – anything and everything except God and His goodness. He is making me in His image often against my will. My forward progress is found from darkness to dawn. The time that I become aware of His work in my life is when my day truly begins.
The Lord is never so near to me than in the in evening’s shadows. His Spirit comes and hovers over the face of my soul’s troubled waters. He brings life from my billows and speaks to me from the storms of my soul. He prepares me for His rest all through the night and gives me rest in my unrest.
When He has finished creating me I will finally understand how glorious my evenings have been, how full of His light and rich in His goodness. Then, from Sabbath’s height I will view and judge all things. I will look back on my past and see that there had been no night. I will, in my Sabbath rest, say with my Lord, “It is very good.”