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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