“Thank the God who filled the skies with light, His love never quits, the sun to watch over the day, His love never quits.” Psalm 136.7,8
Each day dawn comes filling our lives with hope or dread. Struggling through the night, fighting despair and sinusitis pressures, I wondered if things would ever be different. At 11, 1, and 3 along with the moments in between, I felt everything was lost. Waking tired, drained, and sore I felt the warm assurance of a new day filled with possibilities and hope.
The difference became unusual breakfast food for reflection. What made the difference? Did I really see things differently? Had something fundamental happened? What was I going to do about it?
Something was different and yes I do see things differently. I realize again that I have internalized the gift God offers to each one of us. The gift is unique. It is unlike anything else. God’s gift is the only thing we will ever receive that comes without a single condition or a price tag. This gift is the difference between darkness and dawn.
God’s gift, especially when one contrast it with a quest for the god within, differs from everything we touch. Accepting the gift began a process of change within my life. I do not know if I realized just how much this gift would change me from the inside outwards, but it has and continues to do so.
Problems and challenges will continue to emerge hour by hour and day by day. I believe they are an inherent part of living. In many ways these events are opportunities for God and ourselves to show what God’s gift can be in living reality. The question is do we want to accept the gift and live it out in fullness and completeness.
At dawn today I recommitted myself into God’s care. I have no idea what today or the future will bring except in one area – God’s involvement in my life. For me this is everything and the only thing. God’s dawn is awesome, try it.