This sets me thinking of the zeal which attached itself to me like nothing I had ever experienced. That moment in which I obtained assurance of my salvation 17 years ago. I was quickly to work, everything was fresh and new. I had great plans for the days to come. I laid out a path of prayer, bible study, attending college for ministry and becoming a youth pastor. Much zeal. Many plans still yet unfulfilled. The Son had just risen in my heart. All was new.
There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope - Sir Bernard Williams
Matthew_24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
This is the part of the race where focus and energy are vital. We should be established enough and exercised enough as Christians to endure.
Proverbs 24:27 Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky - Rabindranath Tagore
John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
When we see that brilliant star creeping ever west, the clouds exploding in visual exclamations of praise to the One that created such a system of beauty and order, we should rejoice. There's a new day coming.
Hebrews 4:8-11 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.