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Is it sunny? Notice the dust glitter in the air. Or walk to a place of dappled light and rest and savour, or look out of your window at the light hitting the surroundings.
Reflection In Autumn, the sun moves across a lower arc in the sky and the long angles of slanted light create a rich golden glow. Filtering through colourful leaves on trees and long-stemmed seed pods dancing in the breeze, the light is softer in Autumn.
This golden diffused light makes dust particles in the air sparkle like glitter, the shapes of trees and plants are wreathed in light as if golden statues. Both at dawn and dusk, as the sun rises and sets, the Autumn light renders the ordinary and humble into views of breath-taking beauty. The precious metal of gold might be worth real money but a golden Autumn day offers a different form of riches.
Light is a metaphor often used in the Bible to explain God and to name Jesus Christ. In the golden light of an Autumn late afternoon, we can feel embraced in a warmth inspiring a sense of being rich in wonder, delight, comfort and love.
A practice for you
I invite you to listen to this song, "Golden Hour" by Kacey Musgraves, and reflect on how is God your 'golden hour'?
Golden Hour, but Kacey Musgraves
Peace, Rev. Gail
Preview YouTube video Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour (Audio)
Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour (Audio)
Each Wednesday we send out an inspirational message.