Sunrise & Sunset. Two Oceans. A Picture of Hope and Renewal.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments
On Wednesday, December 3, I had the privilege to watch sunrise out of the Atlantic Ocean and sunset into the Gulf of Mexico. It was a wonderful experience and a reminder of God's power, goodness, and steadfastness.

As an artist and Bible teacher, I find something very significant in watching the sun "rise" and "set." Of course, we know that the sun is not orbiting the earth, so the rising and setting of the sun is a matter of our perspective as inhabitants of planet Earth. For me, the experience is humbling. It is a picture of hope and renewal.

Every sunrise and sunset represents one day in life. Each day presents an opportunity to rejoice, reflect, and renew. We rejoice in the gift of life. We reflect on God's power to carry us through each day. We renew our dedication to love God and love others.

The first "time lapse" video was filmed in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea which is a town on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean about 10 miles north of Ft. Lauderdale. This 30 second video represents about 20 minutes of time.

I drove west about 100 miles across Florida to the city of Naples. The second video was filmed on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico (which technically is an ocean "basin").

While the Atlantic coastal waters are often boisterous and noisy, the waters of the Gulf of Mexico are usually more calm. It is an interesting contrast that reminds me of life, which is often a mixture of both tumult and serenity.

From a technical perspective, these YouTube videos are available in "4K" or Ultra High Definition (UHD) resolution. UHD (3840 × 2160) is four times higher resolution than HD (High Definition 1920 x 1080).

The stunning clarity of the video can only be seen on a 4K/UHD "smart" television (connected to YouTube), or 4K/UHD computer display. However, you will enjoy viewing it on a HD or whatever display you have.

Be encouraged and inspired!

Bryan Hudson,
December 3, 2014