The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:1
How often do you see the sunrise or sunset? It comes and goes so quickly. I am blessed that my desk is right next to a window that faces to the east. I am able to enjoy the beautiful sunrise every morning while I work. The thing about sunrises, though, is that if you blink, you can miss them.
Most mornings, I see the sky begin to light up every so subtly behind South Mountain. Then, in a matter of minutes, the entire sky explodes with beautiful pinks, oranges and reds. But, just as quickly as it came, it's gone again, and the sky is just grayish blue.
I believe the sunrise is God's good morning greeting to us. As the Psalmist declared, "the skies proclaim the work of his hands." There is no real purpose for a beautiful sunrise and sunset. I believe God created them for our enjoyment alone, so we could look at the sky and realize how incredible He is, and just how much he loves us.