After waking up early because Richard was invited to go fishing, I tried to go back to sleep to no avail. So at 5:30 this morning, I got my coffee and started my day with the Lord. I opened the windows because it was drizzling and I wanted to hear the rain. By 6:45 the birds began to awaken and the peacefulness was broken by the joy of song. Though it was still dark, they lit up the trees. As each minute passed, the skies began to brighten as if their voices were ushering in the light. Matthew Henry said “There is enough in God to furnish us with matter of joy in the worst circumstance on earth... If good men have not a continual feast, it is their own fault.” Think about the birds, they must wake early because if they don’t work, they don’t eat, yet they find time to sing praises to the Lord before they even begin to forage for food. After hearing the peacefulness transition to the joy and excitement of a new day, I believe it would do us well to wake up in the same manner as the birds, and begin our days with a new song of praise; and just maybe we will usher in the light of Jesus.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Philippians 4:4