If you want to be the first to see
what the day has to offer, stand on
the hill and be the first to see the sun.
Keep in mind that there is a possibility
that someone else is standing on a taller
It really shouldn't matter. Eventually,
even those down in the valley will see
If you want no part of the day, try staying
Chances are the sun will find you, still.
The sun waits for no one.
At the back of my property, we placed a
converted shed we call "Hope House."
Long before I am ready the house up on the
hill begins to glow ever so brightly.
First the peak and then washing slowly over
the top of the door, it reflects back toward
where I am standing.
Imagine a spot light on one single object
on a darkened stage. There, now fully exposed,
the house on the hill beckons me and I run up
the pathway in a hurry to claim my spot in the
sun before it even kisses the petunias in the
For me "Hope" glows in the early morning sun
but I need not see it to know it's always there.
I have seen the sun rise for more than 59 years.
It is only lately that I appreciate it more.
Get up before the dawn and with the rising
of the sun you will not waste a moment.
For it is not just another day...it is another
So, what does it bring?
That is best answered by asking "What will you
bring into it?"
The sun does not bring sadness, nor joy.
The sun does not create success or failure.
The sun does not make opportunities.
God does not sound an alarm nor call your name
in the early morning hours begging you to participate.
You must "Rise to meet the sun."
"I believe in You!"
~ Bob Perks ~