I think the Psalmist of Psalm 30 gets me. We must be kindred spirits. I have seen some people that would definitely disagree with some of what is contained in the Psalm. There is one particular part of the Psalm that seems to speak to me this morning. “Joy comes in the morning”. Some folks just are not morning people. I get it. I see you. I hear you. But there is just something refreshing about mornings. This morning is certainly no exception.
As I sit on my back patio for a moment, enjoying my coffee, watching Leo catch flies and admiring the sun as it rises, I am filled with joy. Even if it is but for a moment, it is beautiful and it is good. It is a warm morning and the breeze blows gently. The birds sing their sweet song and I can even hear the cows proclaim contentment. It is a good morning. Not every morning is filled with such sights, smells and sounds. But I enjoy those that do. And this is enough. For today, this is more than enough.
Mornings also remind me of fresh beginnings. Beginnings can be hard. We want to hold on to yesterday. We may want to fix what we messed up. We could find ourselves wanting to take back the things we said – or go back and say some things we wish we had. But that has passed. Today is here. And it is a fresh, new start. It is good.
May your day be filled with unexpected joy. May you feel God’s love. May you be wrapped in hope. And may you catch a few flies (that one’s for Leo).
Blessings as you find joy in your morning.
4 Sing praises to the Lord, O you his faithful ones,
and give thanks to his holy name.
5 For his anger is but for a moment;
his favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may linger for the night,
but joy comes with the morning.
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