The Radiance of the Risen Day

"Let us joyfully acknowledge that the promise of the daystar is fulfilled"

Have  you ever watched the dawn and seen the morning star? Perhaps you have risen long before daylight and have seen in the east, high in the heavens, glowing above all others, one specially brilliant star. If you are at the shore, perhaps the light of this star reflects itself in a quiet pool in the rocks at your feet. It is the morning star heralding the fact that the sun will soon appear.

Gradually the daylight breaks. One by one the stars disappear. A rich warm glow comes over the heavens. But the morning star still shines. The little rockbound island at your left is like black velvet against the glowing sky. A gull or two flies silently by. The morning star shines on. The light becomes stronger. Along the horizon the deep glow gives place to radiant pink. Overhead the sky is clear pale blue. Is the morning star still there? Yes, you have to look hard now, but there it is, an almost imperceptible dot. Any moment the first strong ray of the rising sun will pierce the sky. And then, the promise of the star is fulfilled; the day is here!

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"I have a goodly heritage"
December 22, 1962

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