Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Dawning of a New Day

There’s something magical about the early morning hours. Today, awakening at 5 am, earlier than usual, I walked through the darkened house, barely able to see my way. Ever so gradually, the darkness thinned to gray, allowing me clearer vision. Through the sheer curtains at our dining room’s sliding glass doors, I witnessed an ever brightening sky. Drawn by the light, I pulled back the curtains and watched the horizon lighten: first pale gray, then a blush of pink, then golden light. As daylight dawned, the world outside my door came into focus: the patio, the trees, my neighbor’s homes. Before long, the sun shone brightly in the eastern sky: a new day had begun.

In the early morning stillness, I have time to reflect. There have been times in my life that I walked through darkness: times of illness and difficulties kept me stumbling in the dark, days that I struggled to find my way. In those times of darkness I’ve learned to put my trust in God, to allow Him to illuminate my path. As I’ve trusted in Him, my vision has improved and I’ve been able to put one foot in front of the other, following His light. Whenever I watch the light, the world around me comes into focus and I see, step by step, the pathway ahead.

Thank you, Father, for this new day. Help me to trust in you to guide my steps today.

Psalm143:8 “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.”


  1. Wonderful as always. I had similar thoughts as the sun followed me Monday morning when I left St. Louis at 5:30. Actually the moon was still shining brightly though a drizzle was just subsiding as I left. Looked much like your blog page---but the moon offered such promise and serenity.

  2. Thanks, Gerri! I had insomnia last night and watched the moon at its height in the sky. It was worth missing a few hours sleep!