I haven’t always been a morning person but over the past several months, I’ve found myself getting up earlier and earlier such that my mornings typically begin around 5:30 a.m. For awhile, it annoyed me that I couldn’t sleep in like I wanted to. I enjoy sleep, I LIVE to sleep at times, and suddenly my body wouldn’t let me just do it past a certain time. However, as the mornings have become brighter and the sun starts to lighten up the sky, I have really started to relish my early risings. I can sit by my kitchen window and watch the sky change from a soft, pale lavender blue to a vibrant shade of cerulean as the sun crests over Farmington Canyon. It’s breathtaking – and on a Sunday morning, it really sets the mood for a day full of spiritual experiences.
I had a friend of mine send me the link to this video that some of you may have heard of, Reflections of Christ. The artists involved created an amazing piece of work all focused on the Savior’s life in such a way as I have never seen done before. They humanize and make real – to the point of being tangible (the best word I can think of) – the life of the Savior. The fine art photography exhibit is on display down at the Mesa Visitor’s Center and I can only hope it does a little tour up this way. It truly is incredible. I encourage anyone to view it and see how it can provide peace to you in a world full of craziness, chaos, and uncertainty. It really touched my heart.