The solar powered airplane “Solar Impulse” can fly day and night. Its Swiss inventors, Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg hope to fly around the world non-stop in 2015.
With a wingspan of 63m and weighing only 1600kg it’s top speed is 80km/hr.
While the plan flies during the day, it gathers enough energy to be able to fly at night.
When the sun rises, Piccard says, “It brings the hope again that you can continue.”
The idea of sunrise bringing us hope, reminds us of a reading in Lamentations 3:22-23 - “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning.”
Sometimes our struggles seem worse at night (when we are alone, depressed, hurting, struggling), but when sunrise comes (Jesus we let come in to our heart), it brings hope again that we can continue.