The next challenge is to watch a sunrise intentionally. Set an alarm and meet God under the morning sky. I see the sunrise nearly every morning; my internal clock has me up at 5:00 am. I usually then do my devotions and at least take a peek out the window.
But it's not intentional. I don't watch all the colors come and consider how, like the sunrise, God's mercies are new every morning. The sunrise had become commonplace for me. So the past few days I have been noticing sunrise and sunset, beginning to end. Thanking God for his loving-kindness. The cold seems to have leached some of the brilliance out of the colors lately, but from first streak of gold to last shade of salmon I am there for the wonder of the sunrise.