There is nothing quite like the early hours, especially at this time of year. The pink glow that just starts to cast across the remains of the leaves on the trees, the dark quiet of the house, save for the beautiful twinkle of the Christmas tree, the ticking of our wall clock. It’s all a precious calm to me, a centering place before the crazy of the day begins.
Today’s quiet is really something to be captured because in just a few minutes, there will be squeals, and little feet slapping their way across concrete floors. There are lots of hearts beating under my roof and my joy knows no end.
And there it is.
“Mimmie?! Can you come play wiff me?”
Why, yes. Yes, I can.
Take a few moments today to enjoy some quiet. Even if it’s just a few moments in the car, or a single cup of coffee. Your spirit, mind and heart need it. And there’s Someone ready to chat, if you’re interested. He’s always awake, but I find He’s especially chatty at first light.
you’ll hear me at it again.
I lay out the pieces of my life
on your altar
and watch for fire to descend.” Psalm 5:3 MSG
“Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.” Psalm 90:14 ESV
Beautiful post!! Another verse that brings in a new day is Psalm 143:8. “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.” I say this every morning before I get out of bed to usher in the new day….With you living in the country and the whole back of your house being glass, I can imagine how breataking the sunrise must be and how it would draw you to God…Lilli calls and a whole different kind of Joy begans. 🙂