A few weeks ago when Monica and I were saying good night, I said (in autopilot mode), “See you in the morning.” Usually Monica replies affirmatively with a “Yep” or “Mm-hmm.” On this particular night, Monica said, “I look forward to it.”
”Really?” I asked.
”Of course,” she said, rolling over.
Well, that gave me incentive to sleep well and wake up again in the morning, knowing that someone was looking forward to me being awake again!
I wonder if God says something similar to His children each night. Does He look forward to us waking up again in the morning? Is He almost childlike in His delight when our eyes blink open first thing in the morning? If we listen, can we hear Him say, “I’m glad you’re awake again! I’ve been working all through the night building my Kingdom. All that’s missing now is you! Please, let me lead you through this day by my Holy Spirit so you can participate in the good things I have planned. I don’t want you to miss anything!”
It’s pretty encouraging to know one’s wife looks forward to her husband waking up after a good night’s sleep. How much more amazing is it to know that our heavenly Father thinks the same thing about His children! Let’s just not miss the ways He’s marked out for us nor the good things He’s been planning.
Amen. Something to be thankful for. I have been waking early and thanking God for allowing me to wake-up period.