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“Thy mercies are new every morning” – Lamentations 3:23
Sunrise graces us with a radiant metaphor for faith. No matter how dark the night, the day will dawn, renewing the Lord’s tender mercies and rewarding the hopes of the faithful.
I began to imagine the glorious sunrise that would fully embody the promise of a merciful God, and Sunrise Chapel is the result. On such a thrilling morning, we are reminded that while God is grandly inspirational, He can also be comfortably familiar.
I’ve employed my most dramatic color scheme in years to suggest the radiance of God’s love. Wispy clouds illuminated by the barely visible sun reflect in the silvery mirror of the brilliant lake waters, announcing the dawn of a new day filled with discovery, hope, and beauty.
At the same time, a classic rustic chapel, with clapboard siding and delicate trim takes its comfortable place beside the lake. The landscape is symbolic; the distant mountains that flow into the far horizon are watered by rivers and lakes suggesting the passage of time. The rocks that line the headlands remind us of the strength of our faith. Sunrise Chapel is an inspiration that can comfort us following even the darkest night.– Thomas Kinkade
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