Sunrise Over the Edom Mountains!

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A majestic view of the Edom Mountains and the Red Sea from my hostel
Thank the good Lord! What a gorgeous morning to wake up to. I love getting up early for the sunrise, no matter where I am in the world. It’s the best way to start the day, and it’s the best time to take photographs – when the world is quiet, and all you hear is the sound of the wind, and the sound of the place you are in.

I woke up at five in the morning today and headed out to Red Rock Beach overlooking the towering, craggy Edom Mountains of Jordan (yes, I can see another country from where I am in Eilat) and the Red Sea. You could also see the Jordanian port city of Aqaba on the other side!

The mountains were a deep purplish-blue as the sky above glowed with the orange-yellow hues of breaking dawn. It was a most majestic sight! Words can hardly describe such wonders. I won’t find this anywhere else in the world or in Australia – only in the Middle East would you see such fearsome, looming rocky mountains.

Truly, I am in awe of everything. I am in awe of God. I love the exhilaration of feeling completely awe-struck and awe-inspired (did I just use the word ‘awe’ four times!?). I love the feeling of wonder at the glorious majesty of God’s creation. Some things are truly left unconquered and untouched by the meddling hands of man – simply because they are just too magnificent, too ancient, and too fearsomely beautiful.

I cannot for the life of me believe that I am standing right before the very mountains that the Israelites would have seen when they were crossing the Red Sea in mass exodus from Egypt – heading for the Promised Land of milk and honey, now known as the Land of Israel! 



For my sunrise photography in Eilat, check out my gallery: Sunrise Over the Edom Mountains

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Welcome to my wayfaring world of stories. My name is Janielle and I’m a traveling musician and music educator based in Melbourne. Join me on my quest to embrace people of peace in tough places, inspire creative education where none exists, spark spiritual conversations that challenge the status quo, and collaborate with like-minded young people to catalyze a mission of peacemaking through acts of compassion and creativity among the young and free. As a nomad at heart, my ‘home’ is wherever I journey with people on the ground and discover life on the frontiers.