Lord God of all creation, as we step outside in the early morning to see the rising sun, or in the evening to see the night sky, may we be reminded that your deliverance, faithful God, is always near, and always in the process of coming to fulfillment. In the silence of the darkness may we not be troubled but feel your steadfast love that you shower upon us even as we wait for your light to appear. Your resurrection swallows up death and darkness and brings the light of a new day. The mystery of your light on the horizon grows and guides us through the darkness of our troubled times. Thank you faithful God for your comforting presence in the dark and for the promise of light in the dawning of a new day. Amen.