Sunrise Amid the Pandemic

Anthony T. Hincks once said, “The secret to a good morning is to watch the sunrise with an open heart.” It is like watching God at the break of dawn as he paints the dark night sky with dazzling golden-yellow hues and then expertly transforms them into clear blue skies.

It’s a peaceful feeling, one of hope for, as you can see, no matter how dark the night is, there’ll always be light to usher in a new day for us all.

However, when was the last time that you saw sunrise?

Truth be told, I haven’t watched sunrise for quite a while.

I was surprised to know that, apparently, I am not the only who thinks that the last time he/she watched the sunrise was like ages ago. When I asked my friends to send me picture of sunrise from their place, only a handful did. Many admitted to still being fast asleep at that time of the day, or being swamped with other, much pressing, tasks.

Initially, my reason for asking for pictures of sunrise was to show that we all shouldn’t lose hope despite this COVID-19 pandemic. No matter where we are at or what the views from our windows are, light always defeats the darkness just as the sun always comes out each day.

Yet, when my photographer friend admitted that sunrise is one of the most difficult moments to capture, a realization hit me. Watching sunrise is like having hope; both are deliberate acts. Both don’t come easily. Both take effort.

Yes, there’s sunrise every day. Yes, there’s hope everywhere. Nevertheless, just as you must really want to see the sunrise in order to experience it, you also must choose to find hope in order to have it.

In these times of pandemic where everything looks bleak, scary and uncertain, what are your sources of hope? What stops you from being crippled with fear? What keeps you going? Care to share them in the comments section below? We’d like to hear from you.

While you’re at it, let’s enjoy these pictures of some of the wonderful sunrise shows (including dawn and twilight) that my friends would like to share with you.

Sunrise at Carabao Island, Romblon, Philippines
Sunrise at Carabao Island, Romblon, Philippines
Image credit: Ms. Cyrene M. Tallo


Sunrise at San Jose, Antique, Philippines
Sunrise at San Jose, Antique, Philippines
Image credit: Mr. Carlo Tamba


Sunrise at San Jose, Antique, Philippines
Sunrise at San Jose, Antique, Philippines
Image credit: Mr. Carlo Tamba


Sunrise at San Jose, Antique, Philippines
Sunrise at San Jose, Antique, Philippines
Image credit: Mr. Carlo Tamba


Sunrise at Long Beach, California, USA
Sunrise at Long Beach, California, USA
Image credit: to the owner


Sunrise at Angono, Rizal, Philippines
Sunrise at Angono, Rizal, Philippines
Image credit: Yhelyn


Sunrise as seen from the plane somewhere in the Philippines
Sunrise as seen from the plane somewhere in the Philippines
Image credit: Denia Cortez


sunrise at Angono, Rizal, Philippines
Sunrise at Angono, Rizal, Philippines
Image credit: Trisha de Guzman


Sunrise at Khao Yai Thailand
Sunrise at Khao Yai Thailand
Image credit: Jeanett R.
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sunrise at bonifacio global city philippines
Sunrise at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Image credit: Myrisia Polohan


Sunrise at Olongapo City, Philippines
Sunrise at Olongapo City, Philippines
Image credit: Monina B. Turner


No matter where you are and what you're going through, choose hope. Put your faith in God for He promised to never leave us, nor forsake us. He'll get us through.

2 comments:

  1. I took that picture of sunrise when I was aboard the plane high up over the clouds on our way from Pampanga to Antique Philippines.

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    1. Nice shot Momsie. Thanks for sharing that pic with us.

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