Grace comes into the soul, as the morning sun into the world; first a dawning; then a light; and at last the sun in his full and excellent brightness.
It starts as subtle glow around the edges so that dark appears darker with contrast that wasn’t there before. Illumination slowly reveals the hidden niches. As it progresses, more details stand out in relief, creating both portrait and landscape. Then the color flows, emerging and submerging, encompassing and enveloping.
What was murky and undefined is now revealed with backlighting, and brightly adorned.
What was depths of tomb and grave is now opened and freed.
From gloaming to dawning, our souls rise as well.