Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Before Coffee

From the Daily Office:
O God, the King eternal, whose light divides the day from the night and turns the shadow of death into the morning: Drive far from us all wrong desires, incline our hearts to keep your law, and guide our feet into the way of peace; that, having done your will with cheerfulness while it was day, we may, when night comes, rejoice to give you thanks; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Mornings remind me of the renewing and transformational love of the Almighty.  Its a pause pointing to the fact that we've been given a new opportunity to live our lives in a way that glorifies the Godhead, and another chance to live out our faith in ways to touch and impact the lives of those around us.

Before the Divine encounter, my mornings were that sense of "Once more into the breach".  They were the time to be thrown back into the struggle after a brief and fleeting respite of sleep.  But now, rather than quoting the Bard, its a time to quote Prophet and Hymn writer in declaring "Morning by morning, new mercies I see"!

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