I have an East facing window in my little upstairs room. It's actually more like a closet, but it's the perfect size for full sunshine and that's what I got this morning. Waking up can be something holy, something set apart to proclaim the excellencies of God's grace. I won't say I do it well, but I will say that sunshine pouring through my window and dancing on my face makes it a lot easier.
Since starting this job in social work, there have been some weeks where Friday night surprises me. It kind of gets lost in a planner with too much crammed in its little squares. This week it started feeling like Friday on Wednesday and these last two days are probably not going to fly by.
But, I'm going to believe that I can live each moment awake. If Christ can say, "Not my will, but Yours be done" then I can say the same. Because it is His power in me that wakes me up to His promises - to the joy in every circumstance and the peace in every trial anchored in His grace.
I'm thankful today for my East facing window and for the way the Lord wakes me up with sunshine. My prayer is to stand in the sunshine all day long - to soak up the power of the resurrected Son and claim the promises He secured in His victory over death.
Are you awake today?